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The GParted team is pleased to announce a new stable release of GParted Live.

This release includes GParted 0.30.0, patches for libparted for FAT file system operations, and other improvements.

Items of note include:
  • Includes GParted 0.30.0 which adds the following enhancements:
    • Interim fix for GParted fails to run as root under Wayland
    • Fix reading Unicode labels when no FS specific tools available
    • Safely quote and escape external programs arguments
  • Based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2017/Oct/11)
  • Linux kernel updated to 4.13.4-1
  • Includes patched version of libparted which fixes:
This release of GParted Live has been successfully tested on VirtualBox, VMware, BIOS, UEFI, and physical computers with AMD/ATI, NVidia, and Intel graphics.

Note that the X Desktop did not display on old Acer Aspire laptops. The workaround is to select Other modes of GParted Live and choose GParted Live (Safe graphics setting, vga-normal).

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10 October 2017: GParted 0.30.0

This release of GParted includes an interim fix to enable running GParted as root under Wayland in addition to other bug fixes and language translation updates.

ATTENTION PACKAGERS:
The installation location of the gparted script has changed and package scripts calling pkexec can be dropped.

This release provides an interim workaround to allow GParted to run under Wayland by using xhost to grant and revoke root access to the X11 display. This must be enabled while building the software with:

./configure --enable-xhost-root

Pkexec from polkit has been made the first choice graphical SU program as all the desktops have settled on using polkit as the privileged access mechanism. See "Installing polkit's Action File" section in the README file for when an additional installation step may be needed.

Also changed is that execution of the graphical SU program has been moved from gparted.desktop to the gparted shell wrapper. Therefore gparted can be run either by an unprivileged user or by root and as such is installed in $prefix/bin rather than $prefix/sbin. This additionally means distributions can drop their pkexec scripts used to launch gparted.

Key changes include:
  • Interim fix for GParted fails to run as root under Wayland
  • Fix reading Unicode labels when no FS specific tools available
  • Safely quote and escape external programs arguments
See the Release Notes for more details.

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The gparted.org web site has been migrated to HTTPS.

The migration was made possible thanks to the helpful staff at SourceForge.

The new web site link is: https://gparted.org

The old web site link http://gparted.org should automatically redirect to the new secure HTTPS web site link.

The GParted SourceForge web site has been migrated to HTTPS.

The migration was made possible by SourceForge providing HTTPS support for project web sites.

The new web site link is: https://gparted.sourceforge.io

The old web site link http://gparted.sourceforge.net should automatically redirect to the new web site link.

The web site link http://gparted.org continues to be served via HTTP, and not HTTPS.

The GParted team is pleased to announce a new stable release of GParted Live.

This release includes GParted 0.29.0, patches for libparted for FAT file system operations, and other improvements.

Items of note include:
  • Includes GParted 0.29.0 which adds the following enhancements since the last stable release:
    • Add support for UDF file system
    • Fix segmentation fault on disk with corrupted FAT file system
    • Fix snap-to-alignment of operations creating partitions
  • Based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2017/Aug/08)
  • Linux kernel updated to 4.11.11-1
  • Package udftools added
  • Includes patched version of libparted which fixes:
This release of GParted Live has been successfully tested on VirtualBox, VMware, BIOS, UEFI, and physical computers with AMD/ATI, NVidia, and Intel graphics.

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7 August 2017: GParted 0.29.0

This release of GParted includes enhancements, bug fixes and language translation updates.

Key changes include:
  • Add support for UDF file system
  • Fix segmentation fault on disk with corrupted FAT file system
  • Fix snap-to-alignment of operations creating partitions
See the Release Notes for more details.

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The GParted team is pleased to announce another stable release of GParted Live.

This release includes GParted 0.28.1, patches for libparted for FAT file system operations, and other improvements.

This release includes partial read-write support for LUKS encrypted file systems. GParted can't create, open or close LUKS encryption volumes; however it can copy, resize and manipulate file systems inside open LUKS volumes and move closed LUKS volumes. (Resizing requires Linux kernel >= 3.6 and libparted >= 3.2 for online partition resizing).

REMINDER:
You are strongly advised to backup your data before editing partitions as a failure can lead to data loss. This is especially true for encrypted data where all of the data can become permanently inaccessible after a failure. Please refer to the Cryptsetup FAQ for backup and recovery advice of encrypted data.

Items of note include:
  • Includes GParted 0.28.1 which adds the following enhancements since the last stable release:
    • Implement LUKS read-write actions NOT requiring a passphrase
    • Add detection of iso9660 file system
    • Make the Label File System and Name Partition dialogs larger
  • Based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2017/Feb/18)
  • Linux kernel updated to 4.9.6-3
  • Includes patched version of libparted which fixes:
This release of GParted Live has been successfully tested on VirtualBox, VMware, BIOS, UEFI, and physical computers with AMD/ATI, NVidia, and Intel graphics.

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17 February 2017: GParted 0.28.1

This release of GParted restores the ability to move/resize primary partitions when an extended partition exists. The move/resize regression was introduced in version 0.28.0. This release also includes some minor bug fixes.

Key changes include:
  • Restore ability to resize/move primary if extended exists
  • Make the Label File System and Name Partition dialogs larger
See the Release Notes for more details.

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14 February 2017: GParted 0.28.0

This release adds partial read-write support for LUKS encrypted file systems. GParted can't create, open or close LUKS encryption volumes; however it can copy, resize and manipulate file systems inside open LUKS volumes and move closed LUKS volumes. (Resizing requires Linux kernel >= 3.6 and libparted >= 3.2 for online partition resizing).

Also included are bug fixes and language translation updates.

REMINDER:

You are strongly advised to backup your data before editing partitions as a failure can lead to data loss. This is especially true for encrypted data where all of the data can become permanently inaccessible after a failure. Please refer to the Cryptsetup FAQ for backup and recovery advice of encrypted data.

Key changes include:
  • Implement LUKS read-write actions NOT requiring a passphrase
  • Add detection of iso9660 file system
See the Release Notes for more details.

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The GParted team is happy to announce another stable release of GParted Live.

This release includes GParted 0.27.0, patches for libparted for FAT file system operations, and other improvements.

Items of note include:
  • Includes GParted 0.27.0 with the following enhancements:
    • Recognize GRUB2 core.img
    • Fix Mount Point column is wider than the screen on openSUSE
    • Ensure GParted exits if closed before the initial load completes
  • Based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2016/Oct/20)
  • Linux kernel updated to 4.7.6-1
  • Includes e2fsprogs-1.43.3-1 package which addresses some ext2/3/4 resizing issues reported in our forums.
  • Includes patched version of libparted which fixes:
This release of GParted Live has been successfully tested on VirtualBox, VMware, BIOS, UEFI, and physical computers with AMD/ATI, NVidia, and Intel graphics.

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19 October 2016: GParted 0.27.0

This release of GParted improves handling of devices with multiple device paths and includes bug fixes and language translation updates.

Key changes include:
  • Recognize GRUB2 core.img
  • Fix Mount Point column is wider than the screen on openSUSE
  • Make GParted exit when closed before the initial load completes
See the Release Notes for more details.

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The GParted team is pleased to announce another stable release of GParted Live.

This release fixes boot and window bar issues when used on VirtualBox. Also included are patches for libparted for FAT file system operations.

Items of note include:
  • Based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2016/Jul/23)
  • Fixes VirtualBox with BIOS boot won't enter X Windows (bug 761343)
  • Fixes window bars missing on VirtualBox
  • Includes patched version of libparted which fixes:
This release of GParted Live has been successfully tested on VirtualBox, VMware, BIOS, UEFI, and physical computers with AMD/ATI, NVidia, and Intel graphics.

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The GParted team is pleased to announce a new stable release of GParted Live.

This release enables the eject CD media prompt when shutting down GParted Live. Also included are patches for libparted for FAT file system operations.

Items of note include:
  • Based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2016/Jul/21)
  • Linux kernel updated to 4.6.4-1
  • Enable ejecting CD feature (bug 768964)
  • Includes patched version of libparted which fixes:
This release of GParted Live has been successfully tested on VirtualBox, VMware, BIOS, UEFI, and physical computers with AMD/ATI, NVidia, and Intel graphics.

NOTE: VirtualBox workarounds: To boot in BIOS mode choose GParted Live "KMS mode", and to fix window manager issues right-click desktop and choose "fluxbox menu -> Restart". See Bug 761343 - GParted LiveCD won't start on VirtualBox... except with EFI enabled.

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The GParted team is pleased to announce a new stable release of GParted Live.

This release includes GParted 0.26.1, patches for libparted for FAT file system operations, and other improvements.

Items of note include:
  • Based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2016/Jun/14)
  • Linux kernel updated to 4.6.1-1
  • Includes GParted 0.26.1 which:
    • Ensure boot loaders work on ext4 < 16 TiB by using 32bit feature
    • Fix core dump crash in OperationDelete::get_partition_new()
  • Includes patched version of libparted which fixes:
  • Includes official e2fsprogs 1.43 release (bug 766693)
This release of GParted Live has been successfully tested on VirtualBox, VMware, BIOS, UEFI, and physical computers with AMD/ATI, NVidia, and Intel graphics.

NOTE: VirtualBox workarounds: To boot in BIOS mode choose GParted Live "KMS mode", and to fix window manager issues right-click desktop and choose "fluxbox menu -> Restart". See Bug 761343 - GParted LiveCD won't start on VirtualBox... except with EFI enabled.

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13 June 2016: GParted 0.26.1

This release of GParted ensures creation of 32bit ext4 partitions when the size is less than 16 TiB. This improves compatibility with existing boot loaders. Also included are bug fixes and language translation updates.

Key changes include:
  • Ensure boot loaders work on ext4 < 16 TiB by using 32bit feature
  • Fix core dump crash in OperationDelete::get_partition_new()
See the Release Notes for more details.

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Due to an issue discovered with the boot "To RAM" option, the GParted team has released another stable version of GParted Live.

This release includes GParted 0.26.0, patches for libparted for FAT file system operations, and other improvements.

Items of note include:
  • Based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2016/May/05)
  • Linux kernel updated to 4.5.2-1
  • "To RAM" option failed, so reverted to older version of busybox. Ref: Bug 823323
This release of GParted Live has been successfully tested on VirtualBox, VMware, BIOS, UEFI, and physical computers with AMD/ATI, NVidia, and Intel graphics.

NOTE: VirtualBox workarounds: To boot in BIOS mode choose GParted Live "KMS mode", and to fix window manager issues right-click desktop and choose "fluxbox menu -> Restart". See Bug 761343 - GParted LiveCD won't start on VirtualBox... except with EFI enabled.

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The GParted team is pleased to announce a new stable release of GParted Live.

This release includes GParted 0.26.0, patches for libparted for FAT file system operations, and other improvements.

Items of note include:
  • Based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2016/Apr/29)
  • Linux kernel updated to 4.5.1-1
  • Includes GParted 0.26.0 which:
    • implements read-only LUKS support
    • adds progress bars to NTFS, XFS, and EXT2/3/4 file system copy methods
    • fixes operations sometimes fail with "No such file or directory"
  • Includes patched version of libparted which fixes:
  • Disabled hotkey ALT+F5 to avoid killing program accidentally (bug 703400)
  • Added netsurf web browser ca certicates (bug 763976).
This release of GParted Live has been successfully tested on VirtualBox, VMware, BIOS, UEFI, and physical computers with AMD/ATI, NVidia, and Intel graphics.

NOTE: VirtualBox workarounds: To boot in BIOS mode choose GParted Live "KMS mode", and to fix window manager issues right-click desktop and choose "fluxbox menu -> Restart". See Bug 761343 - GParted LiveCD won't start on VirtualBox... except with EFI enabled.

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26 April 2016: GParted 0.26.0

This release adds read-only support for LUKS encrypted file systems. GParted identifies these with the addition of "[Encrypted]" and can show the file system within an open LUKS encrypted mapping. However this release can not open or close the LUKS encryption and can not modify the encrypted file system within. Other changes include bug fixes and language translation updates.

Key changes include:
  • Implement read-only LUKS support
  • Add progress bars to NTFS, XFS, and EXT2/3/4 file system copy methods
  • Fix operations sometimes fail with: No such file or directory
See the Release Notes for more details.

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The GParted team is proud to announce another stable release of GParted Live.

This live image adds a graphical calculator and updates packages. In addition a problem with the mouse cursor being invisible on some computers, such as the Acer Aspire One, has been addressed.

Items of note include:
  • Based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2016/Feb/18)
  • Linux kernel updated to 4.3.5-1
  • Testdisk partition recovery tool updated to v7.0
  • Calcoo graphical calculator added
This release of GParted Live has been successfully tested on VirtualBox, VMware, BIOS, UEFI, and physical computers with AMD/ATI, NVidia, and Intel graphics.

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The GParted team is proud to announce a new stable release of GParted Live.

This live image contains GParted 0.25.0 which adds fine progress indicators for checking and resizing ext2/3/4 partitions and for resizing NTFS partitions. Also included is improved Linux Software RAID member detection and file system clearing.

Items of note include:
  • Based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2016/Jan/19)
  • Replaced i586 live image with i686 (due to change in Debian repository)
  • Linux kernel updated to 4.3.3-5.
This release of GParted Live has been successfully tested on VirtualBox, VMware, BIOS, UEFI, and physical computers with AMD/ATI, NVidia, and Intel graphics.

NOTE: If mouse cursor is not visible when GParted is running, then use the menu key to open a new terminal window. The mouse cursor should be visible again. See also GParted Live Manual - Working with Keyboard Only.

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18 January 2016: GParted 0.25.0

The big news with this GParted release is the addition of progress bars for checking and resizing ext2/3/4 partitions and for resizing ntfs partitions. Other changes include bug fixes and language translation updates.

Key changes include:
  • Add progress bar during additional ext2/3/4 and ntfs operations
  • Enhance SWRaid member detection and file system clearing
  • Always use blkid file system detection before libparted
See the Release Notes for more details.

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The GParted team is pleased to announce a new stable release of GParted Live.

This release includes GParted 0.24.0 which detects ZFS file systems, recognizes NVMe devices, prevents a hang when labelling fat16/32 file systems if illegal characters in label, and prevents a core dump if invalid or non-existent device paths are passed on the command line.

Items of note include:
  • Based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2015/Oct/28)
  • Linux kernel updated to 4.2.0-1
  • Fixed vi entry in right-click Editors menu (bug 755602)
  • Added zerofree (bug 753446), efibootmgr (bug 754587), and ddrescue (bug 750240) to live image
This release of GParted Live has been successfully tested on VirtualBox, VMware, BIOS, UEFI, and physical computers with AMD/ATI, NVidia, and Intel graphics.

NOTE: If mouse cursor is not visible when GParted is running, then use the menu key to open a new terminal window. The mouse cursor should be visible again. See also GParted Live Manual - Working with Keyboard Only.

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27 October 2015: GParted 0.24.0

This release of GParted includes enhancements, bug fixes and language translation updates.

Key changes include:
  • Display list of Logical Volumes in Partition Information dialog
  • Add ZFS file system detection
  • Add recognition of NVME devices
  • Prevent hang labeling FAT16/32 if illegal chars in label
  • Avoid core dump if invalid or non-existent device on command line
See the Release Notes for more details.

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Thanks to Jan Claeys, the GParted forum software has been moved to a new virtual private server and the software upgraded.

The new forum should have improved support for small screens (e.g., smart phones). If you encounter any problems then please let us know so that we can investigate.

A big thanks to Jan for his hard work and dedication to not only host the forum, but to keep it operating smoothly with up-to-date software.

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The GParted team is happy to announce a new stable release of GParted Live.

This release includes GParted 0.23.0 which permits naming a GPT partition on creation, displaying the serial number in device information panel, and preventing a user interface hang when resizing FAT16/32, HFS and HFS+ file systems.

Items of note include:
  • Based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2015/Aug/06)
  • Linux kernel updated to 4.1.3-1
This release of GParted Live has been successfully tested on VirtualBox, VMware, BIOS, UEFI, and physical computers with AMD/ATI, NVidia, and Intel graphics.

NOTE: If mouse cursor is not visible when GParted is running, then use the menu key to open a new terminal window. The mouse cursor should be visible again. See also GParted Live Manual - Working with Keyboard Only.

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3 August 2015: GParted 0.23.0

This release of GParted includes enhancements, bug fixes and language translation updates.

Key changes include:
  • Add partition name to create dialog and enable online naming
    (relevant for GPT partitioned disk)
  • Show serial number in device information
  • Add support for btrfs set new file system UUID
  • Prevent UI hang when resizing FAT16/32, HFS and HFS+ file systems
See the Release Notes for more details.

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The GParted team is proud to announce a new stable release of GParted Live.

This release has been enhanced to enable booting on UEFI computers when the image is directly copied to boot media using the dd command.

Items of note include:
  • Uses "isohybrid --uefi" to make dd iso file work for UEFI computers
  • Based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2015/May/22)
  • Linux kernel updated to 4.0.2-1
This release of GParted Live has been successfully tested on VirtualBox, VMware, BIOS, UEFI, and physical computers with AMD/ATI, NVidia, and Intel graphics.

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The GParted team is proud to announce a new stable release of GParted Live.

This live image contains GParted 0.22.0 which now supports reading and writing file systems to disk devices without partition tables, in addition to supporting GPT partition names.

Items of note include:
  • Based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2015/Mar/23)
  • Now uses systemd, which is the new default system init on Debian
  • Includes GParted 0.22.0:
    • Add read and write support for unpartitioned whole disk devices
    • Add read and write support for GPT partition names
This release of GParted Live has been successfully tested on VirtualBox, VMware, BIOS, UEFI, and physical computers with AMD/ATI, NVidia, and Intel graphics.

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23 March 2015: GParted 0.22.0

The big news with this release of GParted is support for unpartitioned whole disk drives. With unpartitioned drive support, GParted can now recognize and also format disk devices that do not contain a partition table. Another new feature is support for GPT partition names. This feature enables setting and viewing names on GPT partitions. Also included are bug fixes and language translation updates.

Key changes include:
  • Add read and write support for unpartitioned whole disk devices
  • Add read and write support for GPT partition names
See the Release Notes for more details.

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The GParted team is proud to announce a new stable release of GParted Live.

This live image contains GParted 0.21.0 which fixes an off-by-one sector error in GParted's internal block copy algorithm, and removes unnecessary duplicate actions when resizing a partition.

Items of note include:
  • Based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2015/Jan/27)
  • Replaced i486 live image with i586
  • Increased minimum requirements to 256 MB of RAM
  • Includes GParted 0.21.0 (fixes off-by-one internal block copy, adds ReFS detection, removes unnecessary partition resize actions)
This release of GParted Live has been successfully tested on VirtualBox, VMware, BIOS, UEFI, and physical computers with AMD/ATI, NVidia, and Intel graphics.

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26 January 2015: GParted 0.21.0

This release of GParted includes enhancements, bug fixes and language translation updates. One fix involves an error introduced in 0.15.0 whereby GParted's internal block copy has an off by one sector bug when the source is before the destination; and the copy is performed backwards from high block to low block. The problem results in incorrect last sectors in partitions.

Key changes include:
  • Fix off by one sector error in GParted internal block copy
  • Add support for ext4 on RHEL/CentOS 5.x
  • Remove unnecessary duplicate actions when resizing a partition
See the Release Notes for more details.

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A security vulnerability has been found in GParted versions <= 0.14.1. The vulnerability does not exist in GParted 0.15.0 and higher.
See public announcement of the security vulnerability by Wolfgang Ettlinger on 2014-12-18.

The GParted team thanks Wolfgang Ettlinger (discovery, analysis) from the SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab (https://www.sec-consult.com/) for responsibly reporting the identified issues and working with us as we addressed them.

Additionally the GParted team thanks all persons involved for handling the security vulnerability in a professional manner. Further, I personally thank Mike Fleetwood for all his work on this issue and for developing patches to address the vulnerability in multiple GParted versions.

More details, including the patches to address the vulnerability in GParted 0.4.2 to 0.14.1 inclusive, can be found at the following link:
Bug 740161 - CVE-2014-7208 Unsafe OS command execution in GParted <= 0.14.1

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The GParted team is proud to announce a new stable release of GParted Live.

This live image contains GParted 0.20.0 which improves resizing for multi-device btrfs file systems. Also included is a patched version of parted 3.2 that fixes a crash that would occur when resizing fat16 file systems.

Items of note include:
This release of GParted Live has been successfully tested on VirtualBox, VMware, BIOS, UEFI, and physical computers with AMD/ATI, NVidia, and Intel graphics.

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20 October 2014: GParted 0.20.0

This release of GParted improves resizing multi-device btrfs file systems. Also included are language translation updates.

Key changes include:
  • Include devid when resizing multi-device btrfs file systems
  • Add GRUB 2 restoration steps to help manual
See the Release Notes for more details.

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The GParted team is proud to announce a new stable release of GParted Live.

This live image contains GParted 0.19.1 as released earlier, but it is linked with libparted 3.2 to take advantage of many fixes applied by the parted project. More specifically, libparted 3.2 fixes a crash that used to occur when resizing fat32 partitions with some prior libparted versions - see Bug 735471.

Items of note include:
  • Based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2014/Aug/29)
  • Updated to parted/libparted-3.2-5, see Bug 678290
  • Includes partclone, see Bug 732039
This release of GParted Live has been successfully tested on VirtualBox, VMware, BIOS, UEFI, and physical computers with AMD/ATI, NVidia, and Intel graphics.

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26 August 2014: Ten Years of GParted

The GParted team is happy to announce the tenth anniversary of GParted.

The first public release of GParted was version 0.0.3 on August 26th, 2004. Over the past 10 years, much has happened. Following are some statistics:
  • Over 200 people have contributed to GParted
  • Many GNU/Linux distributions now include GParted
  • Translators have worked to make GParted available in over 50 different languages
  • GParted is used in over 220 countries around the world
  • There have been over 17 million downloads from Sourceforge alone
To mark the occasion, questions were posed, and following are responses shared by some key contributors.

When did you first get the idea for GParted?

Bart Hakvoort - I was trying to do some partitioning and realized there was no convenient way to do that using Linux. There was of course QTParted, but as a dedicated GNOME user I didn't like the idea of having to install QT as a dependency. I also was a bit more strident those days and didn't want to use win32 based applications like PartitionMagic. This was when I first realized there existed an actual niche for this particular application.

Who was involved in the project early on?

Bart Hakvoort - Lots of people actually, in the beginning mostly early testers who crashed a few disks for the greater good. Too many to name, but my friend Mario comes to mind, the guys from the Dutch I18n team helped me a lot. Especially Tino and Vincent did lots of testing during the alpha stage and reported numerous issues. Vincent also provided the template for the website that's still mostly in use. After the first releases LarryT came on board to help, initially with the docs and later on with almost anything. A couple of months after the first public release Patrick Verner came with the brilliant idea of building a small livecd to run GParted from. This way you could manage partitions on systems without having Linux installed or manipulate the root partition of a system. Then JanC supplied and looked after the forum and all of a sudden we had a small team :-)

Why did you choose some of the languages and libraries (gtkmm, libparted, etc)?

Bart Hakvoort - I honestly can't remember why I chose libparted over e.g. fdisk. Maybe because Andrew Clausen was so helpful and enthusiastic about the idea of a GUI or maybe because the 'parted' command structure and the library itself offered more flexibility. With regard to gtkmm, I was most comfortable with C++ and as an avid GNOME user Gtkmm made sense. It also had an active, helpful community and a lot of great examples, so that wasn't a hard choice back then.

How was the project name "GParted" selected?

Bart Hakvoort - It stands for GNOME PARTition EDitor and also refers to the fact it was at first a Gtk frontend to Parted. I also think the fact it was a GNOME version of QTParted had something to do with it, the 'G' simply had to be in there. ;-)

Mike Fleetwood - Almost everything in GNOME is named GSomething. What else would you name the GNOME UI for parted!

What inspired you to contribute to GParted?

Bart Hakvoort - Partly since I wanted to write something useful after using Linux for years without contributing anything back to the community. Partly because I just wanted to create something 'real' after all the little hobby and study projects.

LarryT - I met Bart Hakvoort when looking for documentation about GParted at its very beginning. Bart offered me the opportunity to participate in the documentation of the project. I thought this was funny and useful by the way.

Curtis Gedak - All through my career I have used and benefited from a wide variety of free software projects. I felt a debt to the Free Software community and I wanted to give back. About this time I ran into limitations with a proprietary partitioning tool. In my search for a solution I came across GParted which coincidentally was looking for a developer.

Mike Fleetwood - I have occasionally made small contributions to a few pieces of open source software as I use them and come across a bug or see an opportunity for a small enhancement. GParted was no different. I'd used GParted to re-organise my hard drive and saw a small enhancement I could make. My first few small patches to GParted were well received so I continued contributing. Quickly I had a new hobby on my hands.

When did you first get involved with the project?

LarryT - I think it was around 2006. At this time I created the first documentation. In 2007 I maintained the live CD as best I could. In 2007 Bart left the project because of his work. He asked me if I would become the project admin. Only Jan Claeys was still in the team (if my memory is good). During less than one year, I maintained this project just to prevent it from disappearing. After some months I looked for C++ dev, and found Curtis....

Curtis Gedak - In late 2007 while searching for a project to help, I came across LarryT's request for a C++ developer. At the time I did not know C++, but thought I'd give it a try. Back then GParted did not have the ability to set volume labels. After reviewing the code and liking what I saw, I started to add the missing volume label functionality. And the rest they say is history. :-)

Mike Fleetwood - I sent my first small code fix in August 2010 and started contributing regularly from November 2011.

What memorable challenges or humorous situations have you encountered?

Bart Hakvoort - Hmm... I didn't know all that much about partitions and file systems back then. So once people started to use it for real and began to report issues I had a lot of homework to do. Luckily I got a lot of help from people with far more experience in this area. Andrew Clausen from libparted comes to mind, he really helped me in these early days of building a GUI around libparted.

LarryT - Well the best one is still to become admin of this project without knowing any line of C++ :D   I had to learn how to build a live CD from scratch, and thanks to François Dupoux it was possible. We spent hours on IRC chat over many days for this.

Curtis Gedak - When I started I didn't know C++ and my knowledge of GNU autotools was minimal. Fortunately, LarryT handled all the administrative stuff while Francois Dupoux helped me get up to speed on autotools and with collecting outstanding patches to build an initial 0.3.5 release. During this time I read and practiced the exercises in "Thinking in C++" by Bruce Eckel.

Mike Fleetwood - As a developer the challenge with an existing program is always to understand how it works, and why it works the way it does, well enough to change it. My initial step was how GParted executed external commands to query and manipulate the various file systems it supports. All the time I am extending my understanding of the user interface and the Gtk+ library used to implement it.

Which areas are you involved with?

LarryT - Currently I'm busy with studies, but I hope to come back and offer help with testing.

Curtis Gedak - While I started out as a developer only, I've grown to work in all areas of the project with the exception of building the Live images and translating to different languages.

Mike Fleetwood - I primarily develop code and review patches for the GParted application. Occasionally I assist users in the forum and via bug reports.

What distro did you use as the base for the Live image and why?

Patrick Verner created and maintained the first Live CD images for GParted. The Live image was based on Slackware Current starting with GParted LiveCD 0.2.5.

LarryT - When I maintained the live CD I used Gentoo, just because my teacher (François Dupoux) did and taught me to do so.

Steven Shiau now maintains the Live image. Steven is actively involved in other projects, such as Clonezilla. For ease of maintenance GParted Live is based on Debian Live similar to Clonezilla Live.

Is there something additional that would be interesting or useful to mention?

LarryT - Though my English is poor, I am always happy to share with others, and I think this project was/is a good opportunity! I forgot to say one thing: I am a catholic monk.

Looking back, are there things you might do differently now that you have 10 more years of experience?

Barted Hakvoort - Well... being a bit older and more experienced I probably should've more seriously considered contributing to QTParted instead of developing a new application. Apart from that... hmm... I've never liked the wrapping of CLI commands to perform the filesystem specific tasks. If I needed to do something like that today I would try harder to use the backend libraries of these tools instead.


This wraps up the responses provided by past and present GParted contributors. Please note that many others, not listed here, have made significant contributions. GParted is made possible by the users, the contributors, and by the greater Free Software community.

In conclusion the GParted team is pleased to celebrate 10 years of providing an easy-to-use graphical partition editor as free software that all can share and use. :-)

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The GParted team is proud to announce a new stable release of GParted Live.

This live image contains GParted 0.19.1 which includes a critical bug fix to prevent GParted from crashing and potentially losing data.

Items of note include:
  • Based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2014/Jul/16)
  • Updated Linux kernel to 3.14.12-1
  • Updated Syslinux to 6.03-pre18
  • Includes GParted 0.19.1 which includes a bug fix to prevent a crash caused by a cross thread race condition
This release of GParted Live has been successfully tested on VirtualBox, VMware, BIOS, UEFI, and physical computers with AMD/ATI, NVidia, and Intel graphics.

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15 July 2014: GParted 0.19.1

This release of GParted includes a critical bug fix for a potential crash. The crash is rare, but if the crash happens while applying operations then data loss might occur. Also included are language translation updates.

Key changes include:
  • Prevent crash caused by cross thread write after free in _OnReadable()
See the Release Notes for more details.

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The GParted team is proud to announce the stable release of GParted Live 0.19.0-1.

This live image includes fixes to improve booting on UEFI firmware computers, and has undergone extra testing to ensure it works with motherboard BIOS RAID (aka FAKE RAID).

Items of note include:
  • Based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2014/Jun/11)
  • Updated Linux kernel to 3.14.5-1
  • Updated Syslinux to 6.03-pre13
  • Increased minimum requirements to 160 MB of RAM
  • CD/DVD tray is no longer ejected on shutdown/reboot
    See Bug 730706 - On Shutdown, CD ejects, but "remove the disc" prompt not displayed
  • Contains GParted 0.19.0 application which includes:
    • Refactored OperationDetail code to address random crash behaviour
    • Made partition information dialog viewable on 800x600 screens
Thanks to Steven Shiau for creating the live image.

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10 June 2014: GParted 0.19.0

This release of GParted includes some important bug fixes and language translation updates.

Key changes include:
  • Refactor OperationDetail to address random crash behavior
  • Make partition information dialog viewable on 800x600 screens
See the Release Notes for more details.

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The GParted team is proud to announce another stable release of GParted Live.

This live image fixes a bug with the ssh host key protocol ed25519 not being generated during boot. Thanks goes to Alexandros Manoussakis for discovering this bug and suggesting some additional commands.

Items of note include:
  • Based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2014/Apr/10)
  • Updated Linux kernel to 3.13.7-1
  • Updated grub to 2.02~beta2-8
  • Added the following commands:
    • screen - screen manager with VT100/ANSI terminal emulation
    • rsync - a fast, versatile, remote (and local) file-copying tool
    • ping - check network connectivity to another host on a network
    • telnet - communicate with another host using the TELNET protocol
    • traceroute - print the route packets trace to network host
    • bc - an arbitrary precision calculator language
Thanks goes to Steven Shiau for building this live image.

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The GParted team is proud to announce a new stable release of GParted Live.

This live image contains GParted 0.18.0 which fixes a resize/move problem introduced in 0.16.2 that might set partition size smaller than ext2/3/4, ntfs, and reiserfs file systems in certain situations.

Items of note include:
  • Based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2014/Feb/18)
  • Includes GParted 0.18.0 which includes:
    • Fix partition size less than ext2/3/4, ntfs, reiserfs file system
    • Prevent crash when creating new partition on disk with loop label
    • Fix default partition table can not handle > 2 TiB disks
    • Add BitLocker disk encryption detection
Thanks goes to Steven Shiau for creating this enhanced live image.

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19 February 2014: GParted 0.18.0

This release of GParted fixes a resize/move problem introduced in 0.16.2 that set partition size smaller than ext2/3/4, ntfs, and reiserfs file systems in certain situations. Also included are bug fixes and language translation updates.

Key changes include:
  • Fix partition size less than ext2/3/4, ntfs, reiserfs file system
  • Prevent crash when creating new partition on disk with loop label
See the Release Notes for more details.

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A new stable release of GParted Live is available.

This is a bug fix release that addresses boot problems some computers experienced with GParted Live 0.17.0-1.

Items of note include:
  • Based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2013/Dec/29)
  • Updated Linux kernel to 3.12.6-1
  • Fixed boot problem with some some live images (Bug 720955)
Thanks goes to Steven Shiau for addressing the GParted Live boot issues.

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The GParted team is proud to announce a new stable release of GParted Live.

This release marks the first time that GParted can resize some file systems (btrfs, ext3, ext4, jfs, lvm2 pv, nilfs2, reiserfs, and xfs) while these are online (mounted). A big thanks goes to Phillip Susi for the updates needed to enable online partition resizing. This release also includes a number of bug fixes and language translation updates.

Items of note include:
  • Based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2013/Dec/13)
  • Updated Linux kernel to 3.11.10-1
  • Includes GParted 0.17.0 which includes:
    • Add support for online resize
    • Recognize Linux Swap Suspend and Software RAID partitions
    • Fix busy detection for Linux Software RAID and extended partitions
    • Turn on resize2fs progress bar
Thanks goes to Steven Shiau for creating this enhanced live image.

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9 December 2013: GParted 0.17.0

This release of GParted adds the ability to perform online resizing for systems that support this capability. Also included are bug fixes and language translation updates.

Key changes include:
  • Add support for online resize
    - requires patched version of libparted, kernel >= 3.6, and a config flag
    - See README for more details
  • Recognize Linux Swap Suspend and Software RAID partitions
  • Fix busy detection for Linux Software RAID and extended partitions
  • Fix systemctl runtime mask to prevent automounting partitions
See the Release Notes for more details.

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The GParted team is proud to announce the availability of a new stable release of GParted Live.

This release includes a number of improvements over the previous stable release including:
  • Fix freeze/lock problem at boot menu experienced by some computers (See forum post).
  • Fix wrong name for Czech locale (bug #708589)
  • Updated Linux kernel to 3.11.7-1
  • Updated boot loader isolinux and syslinux to 6.02 with patches for local boot
  • Built with live-build 3
  • Based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2013/Nov/13)
Thanks goes to Steven Shiau for improving this stable release of GParted Live.

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The GParted team is proud to announce a new stable release of GParted Live.

This release includes a number of bug fixes and language translation updates.

Items of note include:
  • LVM partitions are not activated on boot to enable move/resize (bug #702461)
  • Based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2013/Sep/19)
  • Includes GParted 0.16.2 which includes:
    • Fix crash if apply clicked before pending operations completed
    • Fix regression which broke linux-swap resize
    • Fix to not hide the progress of the tools used, such as ntfsresize
Special thanks goes to Steven Shiau and Mike Fleetwood for their efforts to ensure the stability of this release.

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18 September 2013: GParted 0.16.2

This release of GParted includes some important bug fixes and language translation updates.

Key changes include:
  • Fix crash if click apply before pending operations fully displayed
  • Fix FAT16/32 labels are sometimes shown corrupted
  • Fix regression - linux-swap resize broken
  • Fix to not hide the progress of the tools used - ntfsresize
See the Release Notes for more details.

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The GParted team is proud to announce a well-tested, stable release of GParted Live.

This release includes another critical bug fix for a potential crash that might cause loss of data while moving or copying a partition. We strongly recommend that all users of GParted Live 0.15.0-x and 0.16.0-x upgrade to GParted Live 0.16.1-1 to avoid data loss.

Items of note include:
  • Avoid another crash in GParted when moving or copying partitions
  • Based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2013/May/1)
In an effort to ensure the reliability and integrity of this release, we have conducted over 200 successful tests. These tests included moves, copies, creates, labels, new UUIDs, growing, shrinking, and deleting partitions containing each type of file system.

Special thanks goes to Mike Fleetwood, Phillip Susi, and Steven Shiau for their timely efforts to create this stable release.

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30 April 2013: GParted 0.16.1

In an effort to ensure the reliability and integrity of GParted, this release has undergone more intensive reviews and additional testing on multiple GNU/Linux distributions.

This release includes another critical bug fix for a potential crash that might cause loss of data while moving or copying a partition. We strongly recommend that all users of GParted 0.15.0 and 0.16.0 upgrade to GParted 0.16.1 to avoid data loss.

Key changes include:
  • Avoid another crash in GParted when moving or copying partitions
  • Fix GParted doesn't compile on RHEL / CentOS 5.9
See the Release Notes for more details.

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Since the release of GParted 0.16.0, we have discovered another potential issue with timing and multiple threads. This issue appears to occur on older GNU/Linux distributions. In fact the issue was not apparent in our testing of GParted 0.16.0 on recent distros.

For more details see Bug 695279 - GParted doesn't compile on RHEL / CentOS 5.9.

As a precaution we plan to keep GParted Live 0.16.0-1 in the testing directory while we work towards a fix for this newly identified issue.

Until this problem is resolved we continue to advise using the last stable release of GParted Live, which is GParted Live 0.14.1-6.

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24 April 2013: GParted 0.16.0

This release of GParted includes a critical bug fix for a crash that might cause loss of data while moving or copying a partition. We strongly recommend that all users of GParted 0.15.0 upgrade to GParted 0.16.0 to avoid data loss. Also included are bug fixes, enhancements and language translation updates.

Key changes include:
  • Avoid crash in GParted when moving or copying partitions
  • Fix GParted scans forever blank disk in virtual machine
  • Add support for f2fs file system
See the Release Notes for more details.

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We are investigating reports of intermittent crashes with GParted 0.15.0.
See Bug 697727 - Segfault in livecd Gparted v 0.15.0-3 when copying partition.

The risk of LOSS of DATA is highest when performing partition moves, resizes, copies, and checks. As such we recommend using GParted 0.14.1 for all move, resize, copy, and check operations.

Other operations such as create, delete, format, label, set UUID, and delete might also crash, but these should not result in unexpected data loss, and the operation can be repeated.

Until this problem is resolved we advise using the last stable release of GParted Live, which is GParted Live 0.14.1-6.

We highly recommend that you BACKUP your DATA before using any partitioning tool.

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The GParted team is proud to announce another stable release of GParted Live.

This is a bug fix release to address a few minor problems.

Items of note include:
  • The GParted Live ISO file is now an isohbrid.
    This means it can be written as an image to CD, or written directly to USB flash drive using a command such as dd.
  • The fluxbox menu key function now works again
  • Linux kernel updated to 3.2.41-1
  • Based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2013/Mar/27)
Thanks goes to Steven Shiau for creating this GParted Live image.

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The GParted team is proud to announce a new stable release of GParted Live.

The biggest change with this release comes from enhancements to GParted that track live updates of command execution progress in the details section of the apply operations window.

Other items of note include:
  • Move operations are twice as fast as prior versions
  • Proper cancel support has been added
  • Volume label length is now based on file system type
  • Unallocated space is selected by default
  • Linux kernel updated to 3.2.39-2
  • Based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2013/Mar/20)
Thanks goes to Steven Shiau for creating this enhanced live image.

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19 March 2013: GParted 0.15.0

The big news with this release is the ability to track live updates of command execution progress. This should help with determining the status of long running commands by enabling users to see the live command output in the details section of the apply operations window. This new ability is implemented by a fundamental code change that spawns commands to run asynchronously. Also included in this release are bug fixes and language translation updates.

Key changes include:
  • Live tracking of command progress output in the details log
  • Move operations are twice as fast as prior versions
  • Proper cancel support added
  • Volume label length now based on file system type
  • Unallocated space is selected by default
  • New key bindings added:
    - Insert --> New Partition
    - Ctrl+Enter --> Apply All Operations
See the Release Notes for more details.

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A new document has been written that includes step-by-step instructions on how to fix overlapping partitions.

See How-to Fix Invalid MSDOS Partition Tables.

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15 January 2013: GParted Live Manual 1.2

The GParted Live Manual has been updated. The manual describes how to use the GParted Live image from boot up to shut down.

New sections include:
  • Working with keyboard only
  • Accessing desktop menu
See the documentation page to view the updated manual.

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The GParted team is proud to announce a new stable release of GParted Live.

The big news with this release is the added ability to boot the live image on uEFI firmware computers, while maintaining boot ability on traditional PC/BIOS computers. This means that GParted Live can now boot on newer Windows 8 computers.

In addition to supporting uEFI firmware, two more GNU/Linux operating system images have been released: i686-PAE (Physical Address Extension) and AMD64 (X86-64). These new images permit addressing more than 4 gigabytes of RAM, and enable using multiple processor cores.

Other items of note include:
  • Updated Linux kernel to 3.2.35-2
  • Based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2012/Dec/23)
Thanks goes to Steven Shiau for these live image enhancements.

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We are giving away two copies of the book Manage Partitions with GParted How-to to two lucky forum members. This contest is open from December 21st to December 30th, 2012 inclusive.

See Giving Away 2 "Manage Partitions with GParted How-to" Books for contest information.

For details about the book and a sample chapter, see Moving Space Between Partitions.

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The GParted team is proud to announce the stable release of GParted Live 0.14.1-1.

This is a maintenance release that includes important bug fixes, and adds more language translation updates.

Two important bugs fixed in this release are:
  • Fix Linux software RAID device detection (bug #678379)
  • Fix logical partition grow overlaps extended partition end (bug #686668)
The GParted Live 0.14.1-1 image is based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2012/Dec/13).

Thanks go to Steven Shiau for this stable GParted Live release.

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12 December 2012: GParted 0.14.1

This release of GParted includes some important bug fixes and some language translation updates.

Key changes include:
  • Fix Linux software RAID device detection
  • Fix logical partition grow overlaps extended partition end
See the Release Notes for more details.

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The Manage Partitions with GParted How-to book is now available from Packt Publishing and other popular book stores.

This book takes a task-based approach to managing disk partitions and is full of practical examples including screen shots, tips, and clear step-by-step instructions.

Both printed book and eBook versions are available and are a great way to learn how to maximize the effectiveness of your disk space through partitioning.

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The GParted team is proud to announce a new stable release of GParted Live.

The big news with this release is the added ability to move, resize, check, create, and delete Physical Volumes under Logical Volume Management - LVM2 PV (bug #670171). This major addition to GParted 0.14.0 is thanks to work by Mike Fleetwood.

Other bugs fixed in this release include:
  • Fix crash when ESCape key pressed in dialogs containing number entry spin buttons (bug #682658)
  • Fix mounted file system size and usage determination for ext2/3/4 (bug #683255)
  • Fix ReiserFS UUID reading issues on Fedora and CentOS (bug #684115)
The GParted Live 0.14.0-1 image is based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2012/Oct/11)

Thanks go to Steven Shiau for another stable GParted Live release.

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10 October 2012: GParted 0.14.0

The big news with this release of GParted is the ability to move, resize, check, create, and delete physical volumes under Logical Volume Management (lvm2 pv). Also included are bug fixes and language translation updates.

Key changes include:
  • Add LVM PV read-write support
  • Fix crash when pressing Esc in dialogs with number entry
See the Release Notes for more details.

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The GParted Project is happy to announce that Mike Fleetwood has joined our team.

Mike has been contributing to GParted for over a year. Some of Mike's past contributions include:
  • Wrote enhancement to show when partition size differs from file system size
  • Added support for the nilfs2 file system
  • Developed initial LVM Physical Volume read support
  • Wrote several patches to fix problems and enhance btrfs support
Most recently Mike has been working on Bug #670171 - Add LVM PV read-write support.
This LVM PV read-write enhancement will be included in the next release of GParted.

Thanks Mike for your contributions, and welcome to the team.

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Thanks to Jan Claeys, the GParted forum has been restored and is again operational.

On August 16th, the server hosting our forum experienced disk failure leading to database corruption. As a result we might have lost some forum posts. If you notice problems, please report these in the following forum thread:
Server Failure August 2012.

Again, a big thanks to Jan for his hard work and dedication to get the forum back up and running.

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The GParted team is proud to announce a new stable release of GParted Live.

This release includes GParted 0.13.1, which fixes a failure to mount rescued file systems larger than 2 GiB or file systems that start after the initial 2 GiB of the disk device.

Also new in this release: Thanks go to Steven Shiau for this GParted Live release.

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8 August 2012: GParted 0.13.1

This release of GParted fixes a failure to mount rescued file systems larger than 2 GiB or file systems that start after the initial 2 GiB of the disk device. Also includes language translations updates.

Key changes include:
  • Fix failure creating read-only view of rescued file systems
See the Release Notes for more details.

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We are proud to announce a new stable release of GParted Live.

New in this release:
  • Adds graphical file manager PCManFM and editor leafpad (bug #680504)
  • Adds manual pages and man command (bug #680503)
  • Updates Linux kernel to 3.2.23-1
  • Based on Debian Sid repository (as of 2012/Jul/28)
Thanks to Steven for this updated GParted Live release.

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The GParted team is proud to announce a new stable release of GParted Live.

The most significant enhancement is with GParted 0.13.0, which now shows when there is a difference between the file system size and the partition size. Thanks to work by Mike Fleetwood this resolves bug #499202 that has been open since 2007. With this new feature, users can learn if there is unallocated space within a partition that can then be put to good use.

Another important application change is a fix for bug #678831 which resolves a problem with overlapping partitions when resizing an extended partition.

Also new in this release:
  • Adds web browser icon to desktop
  • Adds menu button keyboard shortcut to bring up Fluxbox root menu (bug #578842)
    Useful when using GParted Live without a mouse
  • Updates Linux kernel to 3.2.21-3
  • Based on Debian Sid repository (as of 2012/Jul/14)
  • Includes new GParted 0.13.0 release
Thanks goes to Steven Shiau for another great GParted Live release.

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13 July 2012: GParted 0.13.0

This release of GParted adds the ability to show if partition size differs from file system size. This new feature enables you to identify unallocated space within a partition and can suggest how you can put this space to good use. Also included are bug fixes and language translation updates.

Key changes include:
  • Show difference if partition size differs from file system size
  • Avoid end partition overlap when resizing extended partition
See the Release Notes for more details.

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11 July 2012: GParted News RSS Feed

We are proud to announce that the GParted news is currently available as a Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feed.

Now you can use your favourite feed reader to subscribe to this page and keep up to date on all the latest project news.

Thanks goes to Vincent van Adrighem for sharing his RSS knowledge and custom php scripts.

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Steven has created a new stable release of GParted Live.

New in this release:
  • Updates Linux kernel to 3.2.17-1
  • Based on Debian Sid repository (as of 2012/May/20)
  • Adds gptsync package:
    Useful to re-sync the Mac OS X Hybrid MSDOS/GPT partition tables after editing.
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We are proud to announce a new stable release of GParted Live.

New in this release:
  • Updates Linux kernel to 3.2.14-1
  • Based on Debian Sid repository (as of 2012/Apr/10)
  • Includes new GParted 0.12.1 release
Thank you Steven for another great GParted Live release.

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9 April 2012: GParted 0.12.1

This release enables GParted to use the new file system resize library (for FAT16/32 and HFS/+) available with parted 3.1. Also included are bug fixes and language translation updates.

Key changes include:
  • Enable new file system resize library available with parted-3.1
  • Handle more than 15 partitions on a disk device with parted-3.1
  • Ensure space for EBR when resizing Extended partition
  • Ensure Align to MiB does not overlap following partition
See the Release Notes for more details.

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Steven Shiau has added a few more packages in this latest stable release of GParted Live.

New in this release:
  • Packages for smartmontools, cifs-utils, and tree command added
  • Updates Linux kernel to 3.2.9-1
  • Based on Debian Sid repository (as of 2012/Mar/03)
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Steven Shiau has created a new stable GParted Live release.

New in this release:
  • Includes GParted 0.12.0 (adds support for nilfs2, set new UUID, and growing GPT RAID)
  • Updates Linux kernel to 3.2.6-1
  • Based on Debian Sid repository (as of 2012/Feb/23)
  • Replaces Dillo with NetSurf web browser to improve support of GParted forum
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21 February 2012: GParted 0.12.0

This release of GParted adds some exciting new features, and includes bug fixes and language translation updates.

Key changes include:
  • Add support for nilfs2 including resizing
  • Add ability to change UUID
  • Add read-only support for LVM PVs
  • Enable GPT expansion when growing RAID
See the Release Notes for more details.

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Thanks to Steven Shiau, we have another stable GParted Live release.

New in this release:
  • Fixed PXE booting on a computer with 2 or more network cards
  • Based on Debian Sid repository (as of 2012/Jan/11)
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31 December 2011: GParted Web Site Redesigned

The GParted web site has been redesigned with a focus on improving the user experience.

Key changes include:
  • Improved readability on small screens
    • Reduced menu items and moved from left-hand-side to top of page.
  • Improved printability of web pages
    • Removed left hand side border previously reserved for menu.
If you encounter any problems with the new web site design then please let us know.

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22 December 2011: Forum Software Upgraded

Thanks to Jan Claeys, the GParted forum software has been upgraded.

Jan has added a new support forum for help on, problems with, or remarks about the forum, and any other infrastructure we use (web site, bugzilla, etc.)

If you encounter any problems then please let us know so that we can investigate.

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Great improvements continue to be made to GParted Live by Steven Shiau.

With this release we are proud to announce the addition of network configuration, and the Dillo web browser. Now users can double-click the Network Config icon, choose the default setting to receive a TCP/IP address, double-click the Dillo icon, and then surf on over to the GParted web site.

New in this release:
  • Based on Debian Sid repository (as of 2011/Dec/20)
  • Web browser and network configure icons added to the desktop
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Thanks to Steven Shiau, a new stable GParted Live is available.

New in this release:
  • Based on Debian Sid repository (as of 2011/Dec/14)
  • Includes GParted 0.11.0 with volume label improvements, and XFS copy to new smaller partition
  • Updated Linux kernel to 3.1.5-1
  • Updated ntfs-3g to 2011.10.9AR.1-3
  • Uses Grub 2 instead of grub 1 to align with many modern distributions
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13 December 2011: GParted 0.11.0

This release of GParted adds some volume label improvements, and includes bug fixes and language translation updates.

Key changes include:
  • Display ext2/3/4, ntfs, and btrfs unicode volume labels properly
  • Add labelling of btrfs file systems
  • Enable XFS copy to new smaller partition
See the Release Notes for more details.

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5 November 2011: GParted Live Manual 1.0

A new GParted Live manual has been written to describe how to use the GParted Live image from boot up to shut down.

See the documentation section to view the new manual.

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Thanks to Steven Shiau, the GParted team is proud to announce a new stable release of GParted Live (0.10.0-3).

This release includes the new GParted 0.10.0 application which adds btrfs resizing, exfat detection, and the intelligence to merge overlapping operations. The deprecated icon "info" is removed, and the underlying GNU/Linux operating system is based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2011/Nov/2).

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1 November 2011: GParted 0.10.0

This release of GParted adds a few new features, and includes bug fixes and language translation updates.

Key changes include:
  • Merge overlapping operations
  • Add ability to resize btrfs file systems
  • Add detection of exfat file systems
See the Release Notes for more details.

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Thanks to Steven Shiau, the GParted team is proud to announce a new stable release of GParted Live (0.9.1-1).

This release includes the new GParted 0.9.1 application which fixes an NTFS resize fail problem and some compiler warnings. The Linux kernel was updated to 3.0.0-3, and gdisk was updated to 0.8.0. The underlying GNU/Linux operating system is based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2011/Sep/20).

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19 September 2011: GParted 0.9.1

This release of GParted contains bug fixes and language translation updates.

Key changes include:
  • Fix NTFS partition resize fail problem
  • Fix some compiler warnings
See the Release Notes for more details.

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This release resolves a problem with resizing NTFS file systems that is described in Bug 655215 - NTFS partition resize fails. Packages ntfs-3g and libntfs3g were downgraded to 2011.1.15AR.4-2 to resolve this problem for the near term. This release is based on the Debian Sid repository as of July 28, 2011 (linux kernel 2.6.39-2).

Thanks goes to Steven Shiau for building this new GParted Live image.

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The GParted team is proud to announce a new stable release of GParted Live (0.9.0-6).

This release includes GParted 0.9.0 and libparted-0.2.3-7 with the patch file fix-head-size-assertion.patch from Ubuntu. The patch fixes a problem whereby GParted would crash if an unusual disk geometry was encountered. This release is based on the Debian Sid repository as of July 23, 2011 (linux kernel 2.6.39-2).

A big thank you goes to Steven Shiau for his work building this new GParted Live image.

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18 July 2011: GParted 0.9.0

The most significant change in this release is the ability to compile and link with libparted 3.0.

GParted retains full functionality when compiled and linked with libparted versions prior to 3.0, for example libparted-2.4.

NOTE: Because Parted 3.0 removed some file system specific functionality, the following abilities are lost or changed when GParted is compiled and linked with libparted 3.0:
  • Unable to grow and shrink FAT16 and FAT32 file systems
  • Unable to shrink HFS and HFS+ file systems
  • Unable to determine used and unused sectors in HFS and HFS+ file systems
  • Unable to erase file system signatures on partition create and format
  • FAT16 and FAT32 file system moves performed internally by GParted instead of by libparted
Other key changes include:
  • Fix size off by one sector with unrecognized disk label
  • Fix GParted crashes with assertion (head_size <= 63)
    • Requires libparted-2.4 or higher
See the Release Notes for more details.

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The GParted team is proud to announce a new stable release of GParted Live (0.8.1-3).

This release fixes problems with safe graphics settings mode and fail-safe mode if KMS was on. The partimage package has also been fixed. This release is based on the Debian Sid repository as of May 24, 2011 (linux kernel 2.6.38-5).

The new GParted 0.8.1 further improves motherboard BIOS RAID support. To avoid partition entry duplicates, all usage of kpartx has been removed. Also partitions with volume labels containing an apostrophe can now be unmounted.

Thanks for this new GParted Live image go to Steven Shiau.

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23 May 2011: GParted 0.8.1

This release of GParted further improves motherboard BIOS RAID support and includes bug fixes, and language translation updates.

Key changes include:
  • Remove all usage of kpartx to avoid partition entry duplicates
  • Add configure option --enable-libparted-dmraid
See the Release Notes for more details.

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28 March 2011: Forum Software Upgraded

Thanks to JanC the GParted forum software has been upgraded.

If you encounter any problems using the GParted forum then please let us know so that we can investigate.

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Thanks to Steven's efforts, a new stable release of GParted Live (0.8.0-5) is now available.

This release adds the ssh package and is based on the Debian Sid repository as of Mar 21, 2011 (linux kernel 2.6.38-1).

NOTE: By default ssh service is not started. If you want to start ssh, make sure you change the password and the file /etc/hosts.deny.

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The GParted team is proud to announce the stable release of GParted Live 0.8.0-1.

This release is based on the Debian Sid repository as of Feb 17, 2011, and includes the new GParted 0.8.0 release.

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15 February 2011: GParted 0.8.0

The GParted team is proud to announce a new feature to attempt data rescue for lost partitions.

This new feature uses the gpart command to guess the partition table. Discovered file systems can be mounted read-only so that you can copy data to other media.

Also included in this release are bug fixes, and language translation updates.

Key changes include:
  • Add attempt data rescue for lost partitions
    • Thanks go to Joan Lledó for this new feature
  • Fix paste destination partition smaller than source
  • Prevent visual disk display area from disappearing
See the Release Notes for more details.

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The GParted team is proud to announce the stable release of GParted Live 0.7.1-5.

This release is based on the Debian Sid repository as of Jan 7, 2011, and includes a new boot menu background.

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The GParted team is proud to announce the stable release of GParted Live 0.7.1-1.

In addition to GParted 0.7.1 application improvements, grub (legacy) has returned as the boot loader, and the issue with failure to load keymap has been fixed.

Thanks go to Steven for this new GParted Live release.

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13 December 2010: GParted 0.7.1

This release of GParted further improves motherboard BIOS RAID support and includes bug fixes, and language translation updates.

Key changes include:
  • Fix incorrect dmraid partition path name
  • Handle characters like spaces in mount points
See the Release Notes for more details.

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In a demonstration of our peaceful support of all free software projects, the GParted project has signed on as a licensee of the Open Invention Network.

More information about the OIN can be found at Open Invention Network.

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The GParted team is proud to announce the stable release of GParted Live 0.7.0-4.

In addition to including the recent GParted 0.7.0 application improvements, much work has been done to improve the ability of GParted Live to boot and work successfully on a wider variety of computer video cards.

A big thanks goes to Steven Shiau for this new GParted Live release.

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29 October 2010: GParted 0.7.0

This release of GParted adds initial support for the btrfs file system, and fixes two critical bugs. Also included are other bug fixes and language translation updates.

Key changes include:
  • Add initial support for btrfs
  • Fix crash at start with glibmm-ERROR
  • Fix crash moving more than one logical partition right
See the Release Notes for more details.

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The gparted.org domain name has been successfully set up as the official web site for the GParted project.

The old web site address will continue to be accessible while we update links, such as those included in the GParted application.

Thank you for your patience.

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On October 6, 2010, the GParted web site will be migrated from gparted.sourceforge.net to the gparted.org domain name.

Currently the gparted.org domain name simply redirects to the gparted.sourceforge.net domain. After this change, gparted.org will become the primary domain name for GParted.

Since the steps to setup the virtual host (VHOST) configuration involve several hours of time delays, please bear with us while the change is made.

Your patience is appreciated.

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1 October 2010: GParted 0.6.4

This release of GParted fixes a regression introduced with the previous version. The problem introduced was that when partitions were created using MiB alignment, the resulting partition was 1 MiB larger in size than requested.

Key changes include:
  • Fix partitions created using MiB alignment are 1 MiB larger
See the Release Notes for more details.

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23 September 2010: GParted 0.6.3

This release of GParted improves motherboard BIOS RAID support and includes bug fixes, and language translation updates.

Key changes include:
  • Fix problems listing and working with fake RAID devices
  • Prevent swapon and mount if partition is in operation queue
  • Prevent partition table creation if partitions are active
See the Release Notes for more details.

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1 August 2010: GParted 0.6.2

This release of GParted includes important bug fixes, and language translation updates.

Key changes include:
  • Re-enable MiB partition alignment option
  • Fix problem with logical partition move overwriting EBR (bug #623630)
See the Release Notes for more details.

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8 July 2010: GParted 0.6.1

This is an important bug fix release for two critical bugs found in GParted. Also included are some language translation updates.

Key changes include:
  • Fix crash moving partition when size is a multiple of 16 MiB
  • Disable MiB alignment temporarily until bug #623630 can be fixed.

    Bug #623630 is a problem where moving logical partitions using the new MiB alignment feature might overwrite the Extended Boot Record of another logical partition. This causes an invalid partition table with a wrong signature.
See the Release Notes for more details.

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18 June 2010: GParted 0.6.0

The GParted team is proud to announce this release brings support for devices with sector sizes greater than 512 bytes.

For the last three decades, 512 byte sector sizes have been the norm and many tools, including GParted, were hard coded to assume this sector size.

Also included in this release are bug fixes, and language translation updates.

Key changes include:
  • Add support for devices with sector sizes > 512 bytes
  • Add alignment option to align to MiB
  • Set _default_ alignment to align to MiB

Known issues:
- When used with libparted versions 2.3 and lower on devices with sector sizes > 512 bytes:
  • hfs/hfs+: used/unused space not detected
  • hfs/hfs+: shrink file system not available
See the Release Notes for more details.

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It appears that the Parted 1.9.0 through 2.2 releases have lost some capability that earlier releases (1.8.8 and earlier) possessed.

These newer Parted releases are unable to inform the kernel of partition changes if another partition is mounted, or if an active LVM partition is on the same device.
This latter case was reported in the following bug report:
Bug 608712 - GParted fails to edit/delete partitions if active LVM on same disk device

Fortunately, the parted git repository contains updates that restore this capability.

In light of this and potential problems with dmraid, Steven Shiau has kindly updated GParted Live 0.5.2-9 with the following three patches:
The above three patches improve support for DMRAID, and permit editing unmounted partitions on devices that have at least one mounted partition and/or an active LVM partition.

We recommend the above three patches be applied to parted-2.2 if you are compiling your own copy of Parted or using libparted with GParted.

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8 March 2010: GParted 0.5.2

This release of GParted includes bug fixes, and language translation updates.

Key changes include:
  • Fix bug when copying huge (> 100 GB) NTFS partition never finishes
  • Disable extended partition option for GPT disks
See the Release Notes for more details.

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25 January 2010: GParted 0.5.1

This release of GParted includes some very important bug fixes in addition to language translation updates.

Key changes include:
  • Work around partition resizing problems with newer udev and kernels
  • Avoid crashes by ignoring devices with sector size > 512 bytes
This release should address the partition resizing problems noted earlier.

See the Release Notes for more details.

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Unfortunately it appears that partition resizing problems continue with GParted Live versions 0.4.8-1 through 0.5.0-3.

In the case of the NTFS file system, The error message seen after the partition is resized is:

      ERROR: Current NTFS volume size is bigger than the device size!

The problem appears to be related to the combination of packages, Linux kernel, and patches used in the GParted Live image. We are investigating to find the root cause of the problem.

Until this problem is solved we recommend GParted Live 0.4.6-1 for resizing all file systems.

The bug report to track this problem is bug #604298.

The forum post "WARNING! Problem Resizing File Systems with GParted" contains a list of the confirmed cases of this problem.

If you experience this problem, please open a new post in the GParted forum.

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2 December 2009: GParted 0.5.0

This release of GParted adds support for Linux software RAID.

RAID systems now supported include:
  • Hardware RAID
  • Motherboard BIOS RAID (also known as Fake RAID - dmraid)
  • Linux Software RAID (mdadm)
Key changes include:
  • Add auto detection of Linux software RAID devices
  • Re-enable ability to paste into an existing partition
  • Ensure parted-1.9.0 is patched if using with GParted
See the Release Notes for more details.

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When using GParted with newer Linux kernels, such as 2.6.30, unpatched parted-1.9.0 fails to properly inform the kernel of changes to partition tables.

      See Bug #601574 - ERROR: Current NTFS volume size is bigger than the device size!

The critical patch that must be applied to parted-1.9.0 is: Patch for 'commit to os' for linux

Patched versions of Parted can be found at the fedora site.

Instructions on how to apply the patches can be found at the following link:
How to apply fedora patches to parted-1.9.0

This problem has been fixed starting with GParted Live 0.4.8-6.

If you experience this problem, please post a request for help in the GParted forum.

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2 November 2009: GParted 0.4.8

This release of GParted includes some bug fixes, and language translation updates.

Key changes include:
  • Ensure no pending operations before creating partition table
  • Improve dmraid device and name recognition
  • Add support for devicekit-disks device automount prevention
  • Fix problem finding symbolic link device mount points
See the Release Notes for more details.

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9 October 2009: GParted 0.4.7

This release of GParted includes some bug fixes, and language translation updates.

Key changes include:
  • Fixed new partition creation size off by one sector
  • Improved recognition of dmraid devices
See the Release Notes for more details.

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5 August 2009: GParted 0.4.6

This release of GParted includes some bug fixes, and language translation updates.

Key changes include:
  • Removed requirement for xxd for ntfs move or paste action
  • Enhanced for new linux-swap "filesystem" types from parted-1.9.0
See the Release Notes for more details.

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8 May 2009: GParted 0.4.5

This release of GParted includes some bug fixes, and language translation updates.

Key changes include:
  • Improved crypt-luks detection
  • Improved dmraid device detection
See the Release Notes for more details.

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The GParted web site has been placed under git source code management. This has been done to reduce the risk of losing changes due to one contributor accidentally overwriting another contributors change.

Changes to the web site should be made to both the git repository and the web site.

The web site repository can be browsed online at:
GParted Web Site Git Repository.

You can learn more about git on Source Forge at:
GParted Web Site Git

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On April 17, 2009, the gparted source code repository was migrated from SVN to git.
This was part of a large migration performed by the GNOME project.
See GNOME to migrate to git.

Since ChangeLog files are seldom used with git, ChangeLog files will no longer be manually updated in the gparted project.

For more information on how to use Git, please refer to the following links:
Getting the most out of Git in GNOME
How to use Git for GNOME translators

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2 April 2009: GParted 0.4.4

This big news for this release of GParted is the addition of support for dmraid devices, also known as ATA-RAID, or Fake RAID.

Key changes include:
  • Added support for /dev/mapper dmraid devices
  • Added recognition of /dev/mmcblk* SD/MMC devices
  • Enhanced resize/move to only move start if space before changed
See the Release Notes for more details.

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A new stable GParted Live was released.
Key changes include:
  • Newer GParted (0.4.3)
  • Based on stable Debian Lenny
  • Newer kernel 2.6.26-13 is used
See the Release Notes for more details.

Steven

The GParted forum software has been upgraded.

With this upgrade, we hope to see a significant reduction in the number of SPAM postings.

Many thanks go to JanC for making this possible.

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12 February 2009: GParted 0.4.3

This release of GParted includes bug fixes, and language translation updates.

Key changes include:
  • Corrected name of lock taken by hal-lock
    (The lock is needed to prevent automounting of file systems)
  • Fixed crash on startup with some languages
See the Release Notes for more details.

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5 February 2009: GParted 0.4.2

The big news for this GParted release is support for ext4 file systems, and the addition of an application help manual.

Key changes include:
  • Added support for ext4 file system
    • Support for ext4 is built into version 2.6.28 of the Linux kernel
    • e2fsprogs version 1.41.0 or higher required
  • Created application help manual
  • Updated gparted manual page
  • Made text beside field labels selectable (i.e., copy/paste UUID)
  • Added lvm2 physical volume detection
  • Reduced file system information disk reads to improve performance
  • Fixed application crash when saving details and locale not set
  • Enhanced copy/paste checks when MBR/EBR involved
See the Release Notes for more details.

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20 January 2009: GParted Manual 1.0

A new application help manual has been written for GParted.

See the documentation section to view the new manual.

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A new stable GParted Live was released.
Key changes include:
  • Newer GParted (0.4.1)
  • Newer kernel 2.6.26-12 is used
See the Release Notes for more details.

Steven

We have great news to report today!

The domain gparted.org has been donated to the GParted project.

Many thanks to Gregg Heifetz for this act of kindness.

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29 November 2008: GParted 0.4.1

This release of GParted rolls back /dev/mapper/* detection.

The problem was that all /dev/mapper/* entries were added to the device list including LVM partitions. This was confusing behaviour to GParted users, and in my opinion it was better to roll back this change.

A work-around for /dev/mapper/* device detection is available by passing the device names to gparted on the command line.
E.g.,
      gparted /dev/mapper/device-name

Thanks to François Dupoux for identifying this problem early, and working towards a resolution.

See the Release Notes for more details.

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28 November 2008: GParted 0.4.0

This release of GParted includes some new features in addition to bug fixes, and language translation updates.

Key changes include:
  • Improved read label performance with blkid cached results
  • Added read UUID support
  • Enforced FAT16/32 compliant volume labels (11 char max)
  • Fixed destination too small on copy and paste partition
  • Added status bar message updates while scanning devices
  • Moved Features entry from menu GParted to View
  • Renamed Features dialog to File System Support
  • Prevented paste into an existing partition
  • Added --disable-doc configure flag to stop building help docs
See the Release Notes for more details.

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A new stable GParted Live was released.
Key changes include:
  • Newer GParted (0.3.9)
  • Newer kernel 2.6.26-5 is used
  • Package hfsprogs was added
  • Better support for PXE booting
See the Release Notes for more details.

Steven
12 September 2008: GParted 0.3.9

This release of GParted includes some new features in addition to bug fixes, and language translation updates.

Key changes include:
  • Reduced time to move or copy partitions
  • Added ability to create and check hfs+ file systems
See the Release Notes for more details.

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10 July 2008: GParted 0.3.8

This GParted release consists of bug fixes, and language translation updates.

Key changes include:
  • Corrected errors in "Round to cylinders" boundary math
  • Added "Round to cylinders" check box for copy and move/resize
  • Enhanced to parse devices from /proc/partitions if file exists
  • Fixed problem with command line devices being ignored
  • Removed absolute requirement for hal-lock
See the Release Notes for more details.

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We are happy to announce that stable GParted Live 0.3.7-7 is available!
Some improvement:
1. New GParted (0.3.7).
2. Newer kernel 2.6.24-7 is used.
3. Network modules were added so that PXE booting will work.

Both of them are available here.
Remember to check the LiveCD and LiveUSB webpages for more details.

Enjoy !

Steven
29 April 2008: GParted 0.3.7

This GParted release consists of bug fixes, and language translation updates.

Key changes include:
  • Fixed bug for partition sizes greater than or equal to 1 TeraByte
  • Created gparted manual page
  • Implemented hal-lock to prevent gnome automounting of partitions
See the Release Notes for more details.

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We are happy to announce that the new version of the officials LiveCD and LiveUSB are available!
We jump from version 0.3.4.x to version 0.3.6.x, according to the last GParted release.
Now GParted live is based on Debian etch with some updated packages from Debian backports and Debian lenny. We do our best to keep the layout and environment to be similar with the previous one.
Some improvement:
1. New GParted (0.3.6).
2. Traditional, simplified Chinese, and Japanese fonts are included now so GParted can be run in those languages.
3. An interactive mode was added to configure X config.
Both of them are available here.
Remember to check the LiveCD and LiveUSB webpages for more details.

Enjoy !

Steven

Thanks to help from a few folks at gnome.org, both Larry and I have gnome SVN accounts. This cleared the way to migrate the recent work performed in the Source Forge repository over to gnome.org. Now the language translation updates, and the code updates are maintained in a single responsitory. This eases the maintenance tasks for Larry and myself.

Special thanks goes to the following people for their assistance:
Diego Escalante Urrelo,
Olav Vitters, and
Marcel Telka

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Like I mentioned in the last news, we are happy to announce you
a new version of the officials livecd and liveusb
are available, thanks to Steven Shiau.
Testing livecd is available here.
Testing liveusb is available here.

Enjoy !

Larry

Dear users,
I am happy to announce you that a new livecd is coming soon !
Steven Shiau from Clonezilla team, offers me to work on it.
The new version running Gparted-0.3.6 should be available in a couple of days.


Larry
26 March 2008: GParted 0.3.6

GParted now has support for partition labels (also known as volume labels).
To change partition labels, use the GParted menu option "Partition -> Label".

Full partition label support (read and write) is available for the following file systems:
  ext2, ext3, fat16, fat32, jfs, ntfs, reiserfs, and xfs.
Partial support (set volume label on filesystem creation only) is available for:
  hfs, linux-swap, and reiser4.

New Dependencies (Optional):
  • mtools required to read and write fat16 and fat32 labels.
  • vol_id command required to read linux-swap labels.
See the Release Notes for more details.

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04 February 2008: GParted 0.3.5


This release is the first one from a new set of project maintainers (Laurent de Trogoff, and Curtis Gedak). The release includes changes from the unofficial 0.3.4 release as well as bug fixes, and language translations.

One key bug fix is that gparted no longer crashes when a device list refresh is performed.

*Many Thanks* go to Bart Hakvoort.
Without Bart's work, there would be no GParted.

See the Release Notes for more details.

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28 january 2008: Things are going on !


After he created and maintained the GParted project, Bart (plors)
lastely took the decision to let his project in other hands.
Curtis and I are now working on the project.
As C++ dev, Curtis should be able to update and upgrade GParted,
from day to day, and I will do my best to give him help.

Because we do not have full access to the svn.gnome at the moment,
we decided to set the Gparted SVN in SF.


Be happy : we should release 0.3.5 before a long time :)

Larry

23 january 2008: Good news for GPARTED !


I am happy to announce you a new C++ dev has reached the Gparted team !
Curtis G. from Alberta (Canada), contacted me a couple of weeks
to work on the project.
After one year without any changes, we plane to enable some new features,
like label creation, ext4 support, and maybe other tips. One of our goals will
be to fix bugs too of course...
The real work will begin in about two months or so.
The official site may be unavialable during some days for technical reasons.

If someone is interested by setting an offical livecd for gparted,
we will consider any project. If nobody comes, no livecd comes neither.

Larry

21 january 2008: End of GParted-livecd !


See this page, for details.

Larry

See this home page, for details.

Larry

See this home page, for details.

Larry

4 november 2007: New GParted-livecd site !

After I took advice from some people, espacially from JanC which maitains our forum,
a GParted-livecd web site has been created on Tuxfamily.
See here.

I needed "write" access to add new users who would like to work on the project.
Since it is not possible to contact Bart (the "father" of the GParted project),
I needed to take a decision. This is done.
Another possibility was to request the *same* project on SF,
but that meant I would push out of the project Bart Hakvoort,
what I could not intend to make !
If Bart Hakvoort ever comes back, he will take the end-decision.
If he will not come back, we may continue working on the project by this way !

Only the news page will be updated here,
and I think I will continue to use SF to upload release.

Larry

28 october 2007: GParted-Clonezilla site !

The Gparted-Clonezilla project now exists and is hosting on the Tuxfamily servers !

It is at : GParted-Clonezilla-livecd.

Larry

Like I said few days ago, here is the new release of our livecd.
Many packages have been updated, but no bugs have been directly fixed,
because I really have no time for this work, unfortunatly.
Updates might have fixed bugs :-p !
Kernel is now 2.6.22-9.
See changelog for details.

MD5SUM : 69e7d83bd5a94f93331c87169618ad44

If you are interesting with hacking gparted on C++, let me know !

Be happy : GParted-livecd is not dead :-) !
Best wishes.

Larry

12 october 2007: New release is coming !

We are still looking for a NEW GParted-LiveCD Maintainer, but we didn't find anyone !
That's the reason why I decided to try to release gparted-livecd by myself, in a couple of days.
I have no time to work on bugs, and I am not able to make any change to gparted, because I don't even no one word of C++.
If you are interesting with hacking gparted on C++, let me know !

So, a new release of the livecd is coming, soon :-p
Larry

Dear you all,
It is about 6 months since I carried on maintaining the GParted-LiveCD,
and I tried to do my best to built and update it. Unfortunalty, I have
definitly no time left to to continue this work !
Some of you may know that I am a catholic monk, and my life
let me very few time for this interesting but delicate work.
Either I find a new live maintainer, either no release will be done before ages.

Anyway users may use the Parted Magic livecd built by Patrick Werner who maintained
the first GParted livecd (See Parted Magic Site for more details.

As a consequence, bugs won't be fixed either.

Thanks to Dennis German, a new wiki doc is online. See Wiki Doc.

My best regards to all of you who gave me time or tips to fix that and that.
I really appreciated it.
Best wishes to all :)
Larry

In this last release, I tried to fix some bugs about i810 video.
Calculator has been requested, so I added "bc", a command line calculator,
whitch may be launched from within a terminal.
We are running kernel 2.6.21

See changelog for more details.

GParted-Clonezilla livecd 2.0 has been released
It is based on both GParted-0.3.4-8 and CLonezilla-1.0.3-18,
and is available here.
See details.

Larry

Since Gentoo-livecd has been released, our livecd is now based on gentoo-2007.0.
You will find some new boot options too.

See changelog for details.


GParted-Clonezilla livecd 1.9 has been released
It is based on both GParted-0.3.4-7 and CLonezilla-1.0.2-5,
and is available here.
See details.

Larry

Before I release gparted-0.3.4-7, I make some tests with beta-versions.
If you think you can test those beta-version, go ahead !

BETA-iso can be found here.
Bugs or suggestions for those releases should be reported at : tblksa at users dot sf dot net
Thanks !

Larry

Best compression (final iso is 45MO), last xorg 7.2 and
some new GRUB options like "macbook", new scripts to set usb
stick to boot off usb. Kernel update...

MD5SUM : faf4b410ecb2f504cd077648e79c7d92
See changelog for details.

GParted-Clonezilla livecd has also been released to 1.8 !
See details here.

Larry

See details here.


Larry

-Since gparted compiled against parted > 1.7.1, is unable to perform any move,
we needed to revert back to parted-1.7.1 !
-Ms-sys, syslinux and lcdproc have been added, and some error configuration
and messages fixed.

MD5SUM : fc13798c94029bf7fe7ad5342a21d443
See changelog for details.


Larry

If you are interesting with shrinking VISTA, you must know GParted is able to shrink Vista.
I have successfully performed this operation on two different machines !

It is also possible to use GParted to move Vista partition, but you need Vista cd-dvd, to repair Vista Boot Manager.
Some details are available here.
I also summarized the steps in a kind of howto.

Note that there is a built-in tool in Vista to shrink your partition, not to move (afaik).


Larry

- Parted-1.8.6 included !
- ADAPTEC I20 enable in kernel [Bug 420288]
- scandelay=6 option added in grub parameters so the system
can load modules (usb external drive)[Bug 419267].

MD5SUM : 3f3cf59a05c27b98626b1fe02d865a71
See changelog for details.

This is also a good occasion to announce you GParted-Clonezilla livecd is born
some days ago. This livecd marries both GParted-livecd and Clonezilla-livecd
which is the best free backup tool ever done.
See details there.

Larry

The most important change is that the media now boots off
the powerful GRUB boot loader ! Some new boot options have been set.
"Logout" is now available from shutdown-menu, to kill X, if needed.
Media boots with No Frame Buffer by default, but option is still available.

MD5SUM : 50dbb0d4648c3e5e575e412b27d2f921
See changelog for details.

Larry

All available video drivers have been added.
Some bugs have been fixed : "media not found" during usb boot off ;
error messages when shutting down (/dev/nbdx).
Floppy driver has been set to "m" in the kernel, which avoids GParted to run
over and over when there is no floppy device.

MD5SUM : 489aafaa9e742d72fd89224896272d6d
See changelog for details.

Larry

- Error messages at shutdown about /dev/ndb : FIXED
- Submenu shoed out of the screen : FIXED
- Video drivers added : neoamgic, savage, s3virge, trident
- Fixed syslinux.cfg : failed to find device when booting off USB

Download from here. MD5SUM 69a664c201cbdf35d056c14ce15c930c

Larry

08 March 2007: GParted livecd 0.3.4-1

The kernel configuration file is more improved (2.6.20).
A new script "Forcevideo" allows users to set video and resolution
if X failed to start.

MD5SUM : 396e4e65035b8ad3cd32c69c3df4dd64
See changelog for a complete list of packages.

Larry

A new beta has been released.
Kernel config modified : new drivers have been set to "modules" (=m).
This should fix some issues (hang at boot) It can be found there.
Larry

27 February 2007: GParted livecd 0.3.4-0

GParted-livecd has been released ! It now includes gparted-0.3.4 from svn,
and new feature : it is possible to see the full list of packages,
kernel configuration file, and some notes about Windows resizing (XP and Vista).
A bug with Testdisk which failed in previous version, has been fixed.

Larry

25 February 2007: GParted livecd 0.3.3-7

Major change with switching to Fluxbox as graphical mode.
Some bugs fixed and features added (Virtualbox video driver).

Hang at shutdown has been fixed by coming back to old version of baselayout.
Virtualbox can now boot off the iso, by typing at prompt "vesa",
which force vesa driver to be set in xorg.
Some icons have been added.

Looks good !

Larry

22 February 2007: GParted livecd 0.3.3-6

Some minor changes : Video drivers has been added, so all kind of known video are supported.

Larry

17 February 2007: GParted livecd 0.3.3-5

After one month and a half for testing and testing, we are happy to announce you GParted-livecd has been released.
The livecd is now based on gentoo-catalyst, and all files are available from svn.
Kernel 2.6.20. About ten more languages are supported.
Midnight Commander has been added, and packages updated.

Larry

06 December 2006: GParted 0.3.3

fixed a bug introduced by 0.3.2, thanks go to Glauco for pointing this out.

See the Changelog for more details.

plors

01 December 2006: GParted 0.3.2

Just another release of GParted.
We added two new features, fixed some bugs and received lots of translation updates and additions.

See the Changelog for more details.

plors

17 November 2006: New tip has been added.

Getting free space from partition tip has been added to the documentation
Some users seem to have problem to increase partition when free space is not contiguous !
So i decided to add this tip, to make it easier.

Larry

16 November 2006: Docs have been released

Resizing partitions with GParted Doc have been increased with a new title :
"how to resize extended partition".
See the complete doc
English docs only have been updated !

Larry

11 September 2006: GParted 0.3.1

This release is mostly a response on the feedback i got from users on GParted 0.3.
In case of an overlapping move (which in case of failure may cause damage to a filesystem) GParted now performs a readonly testrun. Also, if a move failes GParted will rollback the transactions and hence insure the safety of your data.

See the Changelog for more details.

plors

05 September 2006: GParted Livecd 0.3

This version has some minor improvements. Nothing I can say here can top full
move support in GParted, so I won't bore you with too many details. The coolest
things are the new artwork by Junel Mujar and it's now possible to boot from a
hard drive. The hw_random crash has also been fixed.

See the Changelog for details.

04 September 2006: GParted 0.3

It took a bit longer than expected, but finally we decided to release GParted-0.3.
This release includes one of the most exiting features since the first release;
We finally have full move support!! Although it should be considered a bit experimental, our tests worked out perfectly and we didn't see any errors so far.

Special thanks for this release go to:
JanC, for the initial idea on how to implement moving.
Brother Larry, for the enormous amount of time he put into testing and bughunting.
Please send flowers and cake to these guys ;^)

Ok, have fun, be carefull and report bugs :)

See the Changelog for more details.

plors

12 August 2006: GParted LiveCD 0.2.5-5

Minor update to fix some problems in the new video card detection. Some cards were given the wrong driver and starting X was not possible without manually editing the xorg.conf file. If X fails to start use the "manual video card" option in the boot menu. This reverts the system back to the behavior of 0.2.5-3 for video card selecting.

A screen shot program for reporting bugs was added.

The "Boot failure: Unknown keyword in config file" is fixed.

See the Changelog for details.

Patrick

8 August 2006: GParted LiveCD 0.2.5-4

Many bug fixes and new features. Too many to list here. :-)
See the Changelog for details.

Patrick

31 July 2006: New forums

Thanks to JanC we finally have some decent forums. Sign up and join the fun here

Also, we are still looking for a couple of moderators, so let us know if you are interested in this job.

plors

21 July 2006: small update

Yep, i'm still alive and working on GParted :^) My life is quite filled at the moment with study and work, but every now and then i manage to work a bit on GParted. Release 0.3 is not that far away and it includes a VERY nice feature: moving of all filesystems *drumroll here* :-)

This is something i've been willing to add to GParted for a long time and in the end it proved very simple. Credits for the idea go to JanC (please drop by on IRC to thank him ;) ).

In the meanwhile Patrick has been busy with the live environments and from the responses we get i can only conclude he is doing an extremely good job!

LarryT en Karderio are working on the docs and among other things they are preparing them for usage by the gnome help browser (Yelp). If everything goes as planned we can also include this in 0.3.
Having good documention is very important, especially now more and more relatively unexperienced users are using GParted.

Apart from this we are deploying a new forum in the hope to become more in touch with our users. It seems not everyone feels comfortable with bugzilla and IRC.

All in all, nothing but good news, please stay tuned for GParted-0.3 :-)

plors

I added some goodies people have been asking for: partimage,
grub, rsync, fdisk, cfdisk, and sfdisk. Links has also been
included to view LarryT's docs while running the LiveCD and
LiveUSB. Some other stuff was upgraded like adding a
shutdown-menu and the entire layout of the root filesystem.
All of the symbolic links and /fake/needwrite stuff is now
gone. The entire rootfs is compressed with squashfs and the
boot process has been vastly changed. This saved almost 5mb
to add extras. The kernel was also updated to Linux-2.6.17.4.

See the Changelog for details.

Patrick

ntfsprogs-1.13.1 is the main reason for this release.
Be sure to check out the new USB version too. :)

See the Changelog for details.

Patrick

I think this might be the best version of the livecd released so far. Many
issues have been fixed and I spent some time making it look better.
Junel Mujar made a very cool wallpaper for the desktop.

See the Changelog for details.

Patrick

16 May 2006: GParted liveCD 0.2.5

Although it looks the same... It's a total rebuild from ground up. The new
CD is based on Slackware Current with some rebuilt and added packages.
The source for the CD is now located in /usr/src.

See the Changelog for details.

Patrick

13 May 2006: GParted 0.2.5

Just another small release. It adds support for operations
on hfs, hfs+ and reiser4 filesystems and contains some language updates.

See the Changelog for more details.

30 April 2006: GParted liveCD 0.2.4-3

Another minor release to take care of some small problems.
See the Changelog for details.

Patrick

15 April 2006: GParted liveCD 0.2.4-2

Added, changed, and fixed some major stuff in this release.
See the Changelog for details.

Patrick

10 April 2006: GParted liveCD 0.2.4-1

Xvesa has been replaced with Xorg. Please report bugs!

Patrick

4 April 2006: GParted 0.2.4

Yet another release of gparted. This release introduces the ability to set/unset flags
and fixes a couple of issues.

See the Changelog for more details.

28 March 2006: GParted 0.2.3

This release contains lots of (small) fixes and improvements.
I also rewrote some internals to deal with a couple of long-standing issues.

Nothing really fancy, but worth the upgrade ;-)

27 March 2006: GParted LiveCD 0.2.2-6

Some more major work under the hood.

Fixed some bugs in the new udev set-up.
Cleaned-up Fluxbox a little bit.
Added some more options to Xvesa.
Removed some more unused scripts and files.
Recompiled all programs with better optimizations.
Recompiled most libs to remove static libraries.
The new iso is only 22.5 MB!

Upgraded to: atk-1.10.3, glib-2.8.6, glibmm-2.8.4, glitz-0.5.3, gtk+-2.8.12,
gtkmm-2.8.3, libsigc++-2.0.17, pango-1.10.3, freetype-2.1.10,
syslinux-3.20-pre7, squashfs3.0, expat-1.95.8, libusb-0.1.12,
Linux-2.6.15.5, jfsutils-1.1.10

Patrick

13 March 2006: GParted LiveCD 0.2.2-3

Minor update.

8 and 16 color depth are working again.
Rebuilt glibc to save space. The new ISO is only 25.8mb.

Patrick

10 March 2006: We're back

Hmmz, it seems everything's restored. I was able to dig most of the stuff up from googlecache (thanks Jan GONDOL!).
Because i'm too lazy to restore the newsentries (they live in a separate textfile) some news will be missing, but i don't think anyone is going to miss it :)

10 March 2006: Site problems

In case anyone wonders what's going on.. I've just overwritten our website with an old backup and don't have any recent backups :/
Hopefully the SF guys can help me out, otherwise i'll have a lot of catching up to do.

BLAH!

25 November 2005: GParted-0.0.9

It certainly has been a long time since the last release. All of a sudden i got caught up in 'real life' and couldn't find the time to work on gparted anymore.
It happens i suppose...

Anyway, gparted-0.0.9 contains lots of fixes, a few new features and tons of updated/new translations. See the Changelog for more information

16 November 2005: I'm back ;-)

I'm back in the Netherlands and the next few months i'm a free man (hopefully).
This means i should have plenty of time to work on GParted.
After looking into bugzilla i plan on releasing gparted-0.0.9 which has been in CVS far too long.
Once that's done i'll look into support for RAID and LVM.

Stay tuned ;-)

21 March 2005: Update

Judging from the load of mail i get, a lot of people are very concerned about my well-being. Thanks folks, i'm touched :P

To answer the one question on your minds: i'm neither dead nor sick and so is GParted. I'm on a studytrip for 4 months and i simply have very little time to work on GParted.

As soon as i'm back in Holland (june/july) i'll start working on it again. In the meanwhile you can try gparted-0.0.9pre2 if you want.
enjoy :)

22 December 2004: GParted 0.0.8

GParted-0.0.8 includes support for three new filesystems. Besides that a couple of bugs got fixed and some extra checking is done while performing an operation.

See the featurestable and the Changelog for more information.

12 December 2004: Debian package update

Vincent just send me a new debian package for gparted and forced me to announce "it works on pure unstable" (whatever that may be :^) )

Get it from the ususal location.

03 December 2004: GParted 0.0.7

gparted-0.0.7 is finally here. It took some time, because i had to rewrite a lot of code. Every filesystem now has its own class and is responsible for its own creation, resizing etc.. This makes it very easy to add more filesystems to gparted and that's what we all want :)

Because the ext2/3 code of libparted was slightly outdated and sometimes caused trouble, gparted now uses the e2fstools to handle them. Same goes for reiserfs, you now need the official tools from namesys to handle reiserfs partitions.

Since most (all) of these tools lack decent API's i just call the commands from the code, this is a bit scary and definitely not considered elegant coding, but i didn't have much choice and so far it works out quite well.

At startuptime gparted scans for available commands and enables/disabled certain functionality. e.g. if 'mke2fs' is found, creation of ext2 is enabled. This is quite cool since you can now enable support for filesystems without rebuilding gparted. just install the tools for your specific filesystem en (re)start gparted. That's all :)

Of course using CLI-tools has some disadvantages. One of the most annoying is the lack of proper progressfeedback. Although i have some ideas on how to solve this, atm it's still just a dumb guess :)

More information can be found in the Changelog

Have fun and don't forget to report your bugs :^)

Adrighem created a debianpackage for the latest libparted release. See the releasenotes for more information.

Get it from the usual downloadlocation at SourceForge.


Btw. gparted-0.0.7 will be released this week.

4 November 2004: Ubuntu package available

Piero (scognito) created an Ubuntu-package. It seemed some Ubuntu users were experiencing problems with the other debianpackage.

Get it from the usual downloadsection at SourceForge.

24 October 2004: GParted 0.0.6

A brand-new GParted =)
We now have support for reiserfs [1]
Startup time is down with a couple of seconds (the gui gets loaded first and the deepscan of all partitions is performed later)
Changes, Fixes, new and updated translations....

Since nothing else comes to mind i happily point at the Changelog :P


[1] Besides it's builtin filesystems, libparted also offers support for reiserfs through an extern package (progreiserfs). The presence of this package is detected at runtime and support for reiserfs is enabled/disabled accordingly.
Since progreiserfs is NOT the 'official' reiserfsprogs it's a good idea to use caution!
Get it from ftp://ftp.namesys.com/pub/libreiserfs/progsreiserfs-0.3.0.5.tar.gz

12 October 2004: Debian Packages

Today i read the following comment on gnomefiles.org:

Hi,

You can get packages for debian sid (unstable) here:
http://atlas.et.tudelft.nl/valium/gparted/

Not apt-gettable.

Vincent, thanks! People, you know where to send the bugreports (adrighem AT gnome DOT org) :^)

30 September 2004: GParted 0.0.5

It took a bit longer then i'd hoped, but here it is: *drumbeats* gparted-0.0.5 ! As planned, this release includes support for other languages, so the non-english speakers out there can enjoy gparted as well.
I've also made a few (minor) changes to the graphical interface and fixed a number of bugs, see the changelog for more details. Besides this i did some codecleanups, which should gain performance and improve readability of the code ;).

Special thanks go to the guys from the Dutch Translations team. They helped me with a lot of i18n issues i didn't even know to exist :)

Note that i've moved the CVS tree to GNOME CVS, see the downloadpage for instruction on how to access it.

As always, please send me your bugreports, ideas, new colors or whatever... thnx!

04 September 2004: GParted 0.0.4

With this release GParted covers all libparted's major features. It also features a new pending operationslist which looks much nicer (i hope ;) ). Besides that, i fixed a couple of bugs and did a number of smaller fixes. See the changelog for more details.

As always, free free to contact me if you have any questions, remarks or suggestions

next step : i18n and more filesystems ;)

Well, here it is, the first public release of gparted. See the Changelog for detailed info about the changes since the first two releases.
I look forward to your bugreports, remarks and suggestions. If you have any questions feel free to contact me.

Please read the "Important!" message at the download page.

25 August 2004: Logos..

I decided to place the logo's i receive online so everybody can enjoy them. Hopefully i'll soon be forced to write a paginating script ;)

Yesterday i got the first design for a logo from someone. Thanks! And keep them coming :)

In the meanwhile i am about to release gparted 0.0.2. This release contains fixes and modifications as a result on the feedback i got on version 0.0.1 .
This will be the last private release. After i've got the results i will release gparted 0.0.3 to the real world :) Thanks for waiting.

Vincent from gnome-nl was kind enough to send me some templates. I really appreciate this since i *hate* webprogramming ;)

This release was only for insiders. They're going to test gparted and send me feedback about GUI, stability and anything else that comes to mind.
I really look forward to all the reports ;-)

For the people who were not so lucky :-) I plan on putting some files in CVS at the end of next week. So stay tuned..

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