On Friday, July 23, 2010 11:25:39 pm giovanni_re wrote:
first off, are you talking about LVM (Logical Volume Management), or Extended
and Logical partitions? Two different animals here.
> What are the best tools (ie sw) for doing disk partitioning? Preferably
> GUI. but, console mode suggestions welcome if that's best, or all there
> For use in KUbuntu 10.4.
> KDE 3 used to have qtPartEd, which used to be able to actually _create_
> partitions. That's not in KDE4, ie in KUbuntu 10.4.
> I've installed GPartEd, but it can't see into LVs - Logical volumes.
> Thus, it can't _create_ anything there.
Gparted sure sees my logical partitions in my Extended one. and parted magic
is a nice live-cd/usb tool that uses this. I used it this past week to set up
There is also partitionmanager, the new KDE partition editor
both these tools use the same underlying cli tools to do the heavy lifting
> I'd greatly appreciate a competent GUI partitioner. I only partition
> disks a few times per year, & it's great to have the GUI have the
> commands available to do the partitions, so one doesn't have to spend
> the time to keep up on the specifics of commands to deal with new disk
> formats & partitioning methods, & do hand calculations of partitions
> sizes, etc.
the parted magic cd is a great tool then, as it runs from ram, and therefore
safer as it runs with your physical hard drive(s) being un-mounted while doing
> I installed KU 10.4 with the alternate installer. I've used the console
> mode installer for many years, probably because it gives me the ability
> to partition my disks well.
> I usually put, in order from the beginning, two Linux partititions, a
> swap partition, then make a LVM for the 4th partition. & put a "/home"
> partition there, then leave space for further partitions - like, if i
> want to add another linux partition - so I can set up different distros
> & boot into them.
I usually do the same sort of setups from the live installer without drama,
and I partition my testing laptop every few weeks/couple of months. Though
using parted magic for the first time was a very nice experience.
> [BTW, is making that 4th partition a logical one, & putting more
> partitions in there necessary anymore? Used to be that disks were
> limited at 4 partitions, & one had to make a big 4th partition & put sub
> partitions inside that. After all these years - in Linux, can we yet
> put as many partitions as we want without making a logical partition? I
> think there was a limit of 16 partitions before. Can more than that be
> done now?]
As far as I remember, the total number of primary partitions is 4, no matter
> So, I've got that big LV 4th partition, with empty space (2TB drive),
> and now I want to create some more linux partitions so I can install
> some other distros.
> But, GPartEd doesn't show what's in the LVM. And, thus it further can't
> create any partions there. - It's a tragedy GPartEd isn't better
Gparted just had an update release about 2 or 3 weeks ago, it is definitely
maintained. The Ubuntu version is a bit dated though it's from January 2010.
Again, are you using LVM or Extended/logical partitions?
if you are using LVM - system-config-lvm is a gui tool for managing these.
don't know if any of the gui partition editors supports LVM, though perhaps
someone here (or one of the other lists cross-posted to) will have some better
info for you.
> So, what are the easiest tools to create additional partions in Logical
I like partitionmanager myself, but gparted is more mature
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