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Manage Partitions with GParted How-to

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Curtis Gedak

A task-based, step-by-step guide that empowers you to use your disk space effectively with this book and ebook.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849519823
Paperback86 pages

About This Book

  • 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

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: 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

What You Will Learn

  • 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.

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