GParted Live is a small bootable GNU/Linux distribution for x86 based computers.
It enables you to use all the features of the latest versions of the GParted application.
GParted Live can be installed on CD, USB, PXE server, and Hard Disk then run on an x86 machine.
CAUTION: Creating a whole disk or partition image backup is recommended before you resize or move a partition. Some free software (GPL) disk and partition image tools are available:
To install GParted Live on CD, download the .iso file and burn it as an image to a CD.
See the GParted Live Manual for instructions on how to use the Live image.
See the GParted Manual for instructions on how to use the application for partitioning tasks.
See the documentation page for copies of the GParted Manual in other languages.
Accounts in GParted live
GParted live is based on Debian live, and the default account is “user”, with password “live”. There is no root password, so if you need root privileges, login as “user”, then run “sudo” to get root privileges.
Available boot parameters
You can find the available boot parameters for GParted live here.
GParted Live includes additional packages, such as:
Right click on the desktop to access a pop-up menu.
GParted Live on USB
The bootable GParted Live image can also be installed on a USB flash drive.
Following are instructions on how to setup GParted Live on your USB flash drive using either MS Windows or GNU/Linux.
NOTE: These installation methods only work when the USB flash drive is formatted with a FAT file system. Some users have reported that only the FAT16 file system worked for them. For other file systems you might try to use grub or some other boot loader.
USB setup with Windows
Choose one of the following methods to setup GParted Live on your USB flash drive using MS Windows:
Windows Method A: Tuxboot
- Download Tuxboot on your MS Windows computer.
- Follow the USB setup with MS Windows instructions to install GParted Live on your USB flash drive.
Windows Method B: Manual
WARNING! DO NOT RUN makeboot.bat from your local hard drive!
Doing so could cause your MS windows not to boot.
- Download the GParted Live zip file.
- If you already have a partition of at least 300 MB in size on your USB flash drive formatted with a FAT file system then skip to the next step (3).
Otherwise create at least a 300 MB partition on your USB flash drive and format it with a FAT16 or FAT32 file system.
The partition must be large enough to hold the extracted contents of the GParted Live zip file.
(PS: The above description is modified from: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/2007/01/02/all-in-one-usb-dsl. Thanks to PDLA from http://pendrivelinux.com)
Windows Method C: Unetbootin
CAUTION: Unetbootin creates a different boot menu.
Therefore it is recommended to use method A or B.