GParted

A few days back I was trying to edit my login screen in windows. Things really didn’t work out the way I wanted it to and the system was left in an unstable state.I always have a stripped down Win98 installed to have a quick Xp re-installation in case things don’t work out fine. I wanted to edit my partition table so as to allocate the memory space to serve my needs. I installed Partition magic in 98 and tried to edit the table directly. Everything works out fine and when partitioning is processed and the system restarts, I get into an endless loop of restarts , for no apparent reason. I just couldn’t get into any OS. This is when the Gparted came into the picture. I’d burnt a Gparted ISO sometime back last year just to see if it was worth relying upon. I never used it though. Fortunately, I was reminded of it by the failure of partition magic and I popped in the CD into the drive and rebooted the system. In moments I had my disk configured and freshly re-organised!!Kudos to the developers of GParted! πŸ™‚

Gparted is a bootable disk and you can configure your hard disk right from the boot prompt. It gives you a fundoo linux GUI and is pretty cool and simple to work with. Here is the site where you have an elaborate illustration of Gparted and itsΒ  image download link. Time to Gpart!Β  πŸ™‚

4 Responses

  1. Srikanth Perinkulam Reply to Srikanth

    Oh Yeah! Never thought on those lines! πŸ™‚

  2. jnarin Reply to jnarin

    Dude, you got to be kidding about the UNIX partition.. πŸ™‚ Microsoft Windows VISTA allowing you to create UNIX Partition will be like committing suicide!! πŸ™‚

  3. Srikanth Reply to Srikanth

    Yeah! Just happened to read about that yesterday on Wiki! πŸ™‚ Was just wondering if it gives you a provision to create Unix partitions?
    It’ll take at least six more months to lay my hands on Vista. My System literally will get into Coma for good if I happen to install it on the present configuration πŸ™‚

  4. jnarin Reply to jnarin

    It’s the end of all partitioning software when you have Windows Vista! They have a beautiful, safe partition manager built into it. πŸ™‚ I partitioned my hard drive yesterday. πŸ™‚

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