Gparted stands for Gnome Partition Editor.
This tool has GUI interface and it is really easy to manage your partitions with it. It also comes as GPartEd live CD.
I think the live CD is a must-have tool for any Linux administrator.
Gparted can not operate on mounted Partition, that is why the Live CD is more important.
Debian / Ubuntu <p class="codigo">sudo apt-get install gparted</span>
Mandriva <p class="codigo">urpmi gparted</span>
You can see on this screenshot, all its features, you can get this, by going to the main menu and clicking on:
To work with a particular partition click on it to highlight it and then if it is not mounted you can.
- Format with:
- Manage its flags
All this options are under Partition menu.
On View->Device Information, you will enable the view of the information about the Disk you are watching