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  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results.
  • Full of practical examples including screen shots, additional tips, and clear step-by-step instructions
  • Create and move partitions without data loss
  • Identify and manage partitions on all of your disk devices

Book Details

Language : English
eBook : 86 pages
Release Date : November 2012
ISBN : 184951982X
ISBN 13 : 9781849519823
Author(s) : Curtis Gedak
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Other, Open Source

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Preface
Manage Partitions with GParted How-to
  • Manage Partitions with GParted How-to
    • Creating live media and running GParted (Must know)
    • Identifying proper disk device (Must know)
    • Identifying partitions and actions available (Must know)
    • Checking and repairing a partition (Should know)
    • Getting space by shrinking a partition (Should know)
    • Creating a new partition (Should know)
    • Moving a partition (Become an expert)
    • Adding space by growing a partition (Should know)
    • Formatting a partition (Should know)
    • Preparing a new disk device for use (Become an expert)
    • Copying a partition (Become an expert)
    • Deleting a partition (Should know)
    • Moving space between partitions (Become an expert)
    • Preparing for dual boot with GNU/Linux (Become an expert)
    • Adding space to GPT RAID (Become an expert)
    • Rescuing data from a lost partition (Become an expert)
    • Appendix: Tips and tricks

Curtis Gedak

Curtis Gedak has managed the GParted project for the past 4 years, coordinating volunteer efforts and resources, managing releases, maintaining the website, developing new features, fixing bugs, and much more. For over 2 decades, Curtis developed a solid set of technical and management skills while working for a variety of companies in industries such as utilities, agriculture, and oil and gas. During this time he specialized in applying relational database technology, managing heterogeneous environments, and developing applications in a multitude of programming languages. With his strong interpersonal skills and sound technical ability he has been instrumental in the success of many projects. Curtis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Alberta.
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What you will learn from this book

  • Learn the basics of partition management, such as how to grow, shrink, move, and copy partitions without data loss
  • Prepare new disk devices for use on your computer
  • Free up space for new operating systems
  • Create live media and run GParted
  • Prepare for dual booting with GNU/Linux
  • Rescue data from lost partitions
  • Learn tips to edit iPod partitions, and to add space to virtual machines

In Detail

Modern disk drives can store vast amounts of information. To effectively use all of this space, you can partition disk drives into separate storage areas. These separate storage areas enable you to organize your data, improve system performance, and install and use many operating systems

"Manage Partitions with GParted" is a practical, hands-on guide providing you with step-by-step instructions to effectively organize your hard drive. You start with simple tasks that help you identify drives and partitions and progress to advanced tasks such as preparing for new operating systems

This book provides ample screen shots to help you effectively use your hard drive. You start with simple tasks that help you to identify drives and partitions. Next you progress to tasks covering the basics of how to grow, shrink, move, and copy partitions without data loss. You finish with advanced tasks that use the basics to prepare for new operating systems, migrate space between partitions, and share data among Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.

By following through the tasks, from basic to advanced, this book will empower you with the knowledge and tools to Manage Partitions with GParted.

Approach

Filled with practical, step-by-step instructions and clear explanations for the most important and useful tasks. Get the job done and learn as you go. This book is a practical, task-based, step-by-step tutorial that starts simple with identifying disk device partitions, and culminates with advanced tasks such as preparing for new operating systems.

Who this book is for

Are you a computer enthusiast who is looking forward to learn how to effectively use your disk space through disk partitions to maximize your computer's potential? Then this book is for you.

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