5 free programs to lay out disk partitions in Linux

We present you our recommended list of utilities to partition a hard disk Linux distributions, which will allow you to remove, add, configure or change the partition sizes of the disk.

Usually you change the partitions when installing the OS. But what if you need to change parts after some time after installation. You will not have to return to the setup screen. It is here that you will be useful to managers sections (or, more precisely, the managers of disk partitions).

In most cases there is no need to install partition Manager, since it is typically preinstalled in the system. It is also worth noting that you can choose to either partition Manager on the basis of commands of the terminal, or something with a graphical user interface.

Attention! Play with the layout of the disk is a risky task. Don’t do it unnecessarily. If you use the partitioning tool from the terminal, you must first learn a specific command. Otherwise you can easily just erase the entire disk.



Perhaps this is the most popular partition Manager based on a graphical user interface available for Linux distributions. You may have already installed it in some distributions, but if you didn’t do it, just find it in software centre and install.

At startup, the program requires authentication as root. Thus there is no need here to use the terminal. After successful authentication, analysis devices, and then you can set partitions on the drive. Also in the program there is a function “to Try to recover data” used in case of data loss or accidental deletion of files.

Download GParted


Gnome Disks

Partition Manager GUI that comes with Ubuntu or any distros based on Ubuntu such as Zorin OS.

Allows you to delete, add, resize, and configure partitions. Will also help you in formatting a USB in Ubuntu, if there is some problem with the media.

With this tool you can even try to recover the partition. The parameters also include the edit file system, the image creation section, an image recovery and testing section.

Download GNOME Disks

KDE Partition Manager

Kde Partition Manager

KDE Partition Manager should be pre-installed on distributions of Linux KDE. But if it’s not there, install from the app center.

If it is not pre-installed you can be alerted about the need to obtain administrator privileges at startup. Without a license, nothing will be able to do, so better start it with the command:

sudo partitionmanager

After starting the program scans your device, you can then move, copy, delete, and modify partitions. You can also import/export the partition table and other functions.

Download KDE Partition Manager

Fdisk [Command Line]


Fdisk – a command-line utility, which is used in all Unix-like OS. Don’t worry, although it is required from you launching the terminal and typing commands is not so difficult. However, if you are too confused when using the text utility, you should adhere to the above mentioned applications with a graphical user interface. They all do the same thing.

To start fdisk, you should have a root user and specify the device to control the sections. Here’s an example:

sudo fdisk /dev/sdc

You can read more about list of commands on the respective resource.

GNU Parted [Command Line]

Gnu Parted

Another command-line utility, which you can find preinstalled on your Linux distribution. For starters, simply enter the following command:

sudo parted


I would not have forgotten to mention QtParted as one of the alternatives to list of partition managers. However, it is not supported for many years, so I do not recommend to use it.

What do you think about the managers of the sections mentioned here? I missed some of your favorites? Let me know and I’ll update this list with all partition managers for Linux with your suggestions.

Source: omgubuntu.ru

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