Manage Partitions with GParted How-to

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Date: 2012-12-25 01:39:00 00:00

I like buying my Desktop computers in parts, with no OS pre-installed. There is a good reason for that, I want to install Linux. Which flavor? A lot of them.

One important thing about this, is that I need to plan very well how I'm going to setup the partitions in my Hard Disk, and I usually use GParted to create all partitions, and have my disk ready to get all those Linux distributions.

Some days ago I finished reading "Manage Partitions with GParted How-to" from Curtis Gedak. The book showed me a lot of other features about GParted that I did not hear about before. Also, some good practices when using Gparted.

First something about Curtis Gedak the book's author:

Curtis Gedak has managed the GParted project for the past four years, coordinating volunteer efforts and resources, managing releases, maintaining the website, developing new features, fixing bugs, and much more.

He has more than 20 years of technical experience and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Alberta.

As you can see he is more than qualified to write this book.

Purpose of the book

The book is a simple guide to use GParted in common situations, and gradually goes from simple and easy tasks to more complicated ones. The author also gives some extra tips at the end of some chapters. I think the author has achieved its purpose of making GParted look easy, and encourage the reader to manage partitions using it.

Book Structure

Almost all chapters are divided into these sections:

  • Getting ready
  • How to do it
  • How it works
  • There is more

Each chapter covers one task that can be accomplished with GParted, and guides the reader step by step to accomplish the task but at the same time gives him the necessary information about how that task is performed.


The author uses an easy to follow English, with not too much technical terms, making the book understandable by the skilled user, but also by the newbie who is just starting with computers.


If you ever need to create partitions on your disk, or move, or edit them in any way I recommend you buying this book. At the same time and as a long time GParted user, I recommend you GParted for deal with partitions when you need it.