The most popular GUI-based disk partitioning software 'Gparted' is also known as 'Gnome Partition Editor'. It is used to create a new, delete an existing, or resize the partition without any data or information loss. The GNU parted runs in the backend of this tool. Furthermore, it provides many features such as one partition mirroring with others. You can easily modify the system partition using the GParted in a live OS.
Here at Ibmi Media, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform related Linux disk partitioning queries.
In this context, we shall look into how to install the Gparted GUI tool on CentOS 8.
To install Gnome partition or Gparted on CentOS 8 system, you can follow the below outlined steps.
1. Install and enable EPEL repository
Users can access various software packages by enabling the Epel repository on CentOS 8 system. You can install the Gparted software using the epel release repository. So, if you have a fresh CentOS 8 distribution then, install and enable the epel repository on your system by running the below-given command:
$ sudo yum install epel-release
The prompt appears on the terminal to confirm the installation of the Epel repository. Press 'y' and then 'Enter' key.
2. Install Gparted using the yum package manager
The epel repository is installed and enabled now on CentOS 8. Update the list of packages by typing the following command:
$ sudo yum update -y
After that, proceed with the installation of Gparted on CentOS 8 by executing the following command:
$ sudo yum install gparted
Again, you will be required to press the 'y' and 'Enter' keys to start the downloading process of all necessary packages.
Print the installed Gparted version details by running the command, which is given below:
$ sudo rpm –qi gparted
3. Launch Gparted on CentOS 8
Gparted application can also uninstall from your system CentOS 8 by running the below command:
$ sudo yum remove gparted
Finally, Confirm the uninstallation process by typing the 'y' and then 'Enter'.
This article covers the best way to Install Gparted 'Gnome partition' editor on CentOS 8 system. In fact, Gparted (also known as GNOME partition editor) is a free partitioning tool that uses GNU parted in the backend. Gparted is used to create, delete, or resize a partition without data loss.
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