Install GParted in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

In this article, we would discuss how to install GParted in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS release. GParted basically acts as a GTK front-end for GNU Parted. Furthermore, it is an abbreviation for GNOME Partition Editor. The package is used manage disk partitions and can also be used for creating partition table as well. We advise you to exercise due caution before executing any tasks through GParted. Any inadvertent error may lead to data loss.

GParted is written in C and C++. It was first released on August 26, 2004. And at the time of writing, the latest stable release is 1.1.0-1. In standard Ubuntu repository version 1.0.0 is available as on April 25, 2020. Lastly, the package is released under GNU GPL v2 and later license.

Note: Following operations would require you to have superuser privileges. In case you don’t have one, then contact your System Administrator for assistance.

Install GParted in Ubuntu 20.04

We can install GParted through apt command-line utility. Since, the package is already available in standard Ubuntu repository. Therefore, we need to update the Ubuntu repository first. This ensures we get the latest version of the package available. Hence, open a terminal and issue the following –

sudo apt update

Now, to install GParted –

sudo apt install gparted

This will simultaneously take care of all the required dependencies. Now, we can access GParted package through our System’s main menu.

Note: Since we can manage our disk partitions through GParted. Therefore, we require superuser privileges to even run the application. If you don’t know what you are up to then, we advise you to take the help of your System Administrator.

In conclusion, we have discussed how to install GParted in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS release.

Additional Info –

It can detect numerous file systems. But, may not execute certain tasks on a select few. Hence, to check what all file systems are supported and to what extent. We need to run the Package through our system’s main menu or terminal (type gparted and Enter). It will ask for superuser privileges.

Thereafter, head to View in Menu bar. And, click File System Support. It will present us the complete list of supported file systems and tasks which can be executed through GParted.