KDE Partition Manager
System Software
Score 93%
Description:

KDE Partition Manager is a utility program to help you manage the disk devices, partitions and file systems on your computer. It allows you to easily create, copy, move, delete, resize without losing data, backup and restore partitions.

KDE Partition Manager supports a large number of file systems, including ext2/3/4, reiserfs, NTFS, FAT16/32, jfs, xfs and more.

It makes use of external programs to get its job done, so you might have to install additional software (preferably packages from your distribution) to make use of all features and get full support for all file systems.

KDE Partition Manager is also available as a bootable Live CD.

Follow development and have a look at some preview screenshots of the upcoming feature release on http://blog.volker-lanz.de.
Last changelog:

9 years ago

1.0.3
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Make sure available and used capacity are not printed in a partition's properties dialog if they are not known

Make sure fsck.msdos does not want to modify a file system when it is being called to read the file system usage

Warn the user when trying to overwrite an existing partition with another or an image file

Clear the clipboard if undoing an operation deleted the partition that was in it

Keep the current UUID when resizing a swap partition

Fix the build by explicitly linking the partition manager executable against the KDE libs it uses

Do not allow pasting a source partition on a bigger target partition when the source partition's file system cannot be grown to fill the target partition


1.0.2
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* Copy a file system's UUID to the copied file system when creating a file system from another one.

* Implement a workaround for a libparted bug that makes it sometimes fail to commit changes to the OS in versions earlier than 2.2.

* Update the partition's file system and re-check for constraints if the partition's role is changed in the "Create New Partition" dialog. This fixes a bug where the user was not able to grow an extended partition if he'd previously selected a file system that cannot grow beyond a certain size.

* Always use the correct icons in modified ok/cancel buttons in dialogs and message boxes

* Fix a crash when operations to create, resize and delete an extended partitions where incorrectly merged into one (bug 232092)

Ganton

3 years ago

Volker Lanz passed away this April. He was the main developer of KDE Partition Manager who wrote almost all of its code and maintained it for 5 years.
https://stikonas.eu/wordpress/?p=8

KDE Partition Manager 1.1.0
https://stikonas.eu/wordpress/?p=8

The new web is
http://kde.org/applications/system/kdepartitionmanager/

Some help is needed for developing KDE Partition Manager
https://stikonas.eu/wordpress/?p=8

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Ganton

3 years ago

Volker Lanz passed away this April. He was the main developer of KDE Partition Manager who wrote almost all of its code and maintained it for 5 years.
https://stikonas.eu/wordpress/?p=8

KDE Partition Manager 1.1.0
https://stikonas.eu/wordpress/?p=8

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jakebpg

4 years ago

Is this great program ever going to be fixed?
Is it still being developed by anyone or is it just left to wither on the dev fine?

Sure there is always gparted, but why on a pure KDE system?

I get the same errors that everyone else is getting since parted is at v3...

I even tried building it against parted v2.4 and it still will not build.

The other suggestion to use the svn build is worthless and does not work at all and can not find any disks on my system.

Help this was a great program!!!

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saabzero

4 years ago

Hey There!
I wanted to ask if this piece of software is still developed? the svn build in the archlinux aur seems to be broken. really loved this application! Are we going to see a new release anytime soon?

greets

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brenainn

5 years ago

every time I try to build the program I get this error message:
/home/brenainn/Program Sources/partitionmanager-1.0.3/src/jobs/deletefilesystemjob.cpp: In member function 'virtual bool DeleteFileSystemJob::run(Report&)':
/home/brenainn/Program Sources/partitionmanager-1.0.3/src/jobs/deletefilesystemjob.cpp:63:51: error: 'ped_file_system_clobber' was not declared in this scope
make[2]: *** [src/CMakeFiles/partitionmanagerprivate.dir/jobs/deletefilesystemjob.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [src/CMakeFiles/partitionmanagerprivate.dir/all] Error 2
make: *** [all] Error 2
any idea what is causing this?
Any help would be greatly appreciated, I've used the program on other distros and absolutely love it!

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VolkerLanz

5 years ago

Looks like you're trying to build against a too-new parted that already had its file system functions removed. Try an older libparted version or KDE Partition Manager trunk.

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adaptee

6 years ago

any plan?

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VolkerLanz

6 years ago

Just added support for libparted 3.0 today in trunk.

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stefbon

6 years ago

Hi,

is it possible to add an option to open only one device, like --device=/dev/sda

I'm using this in an environment where devices are presented as single directories, and for non partitioned devices I would like to add the option "open with partitionmanager" to the right clickmenu, and then it would be very nice that partitionmanager open with only one device.

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VolkerLanz

6 years ago

This is already possible in trunk.

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stefbon

6 years ago

Hi,

is it possible to add an option to open only one device, like --device=/dev/sda

I'm using this in an environment where devices are presented as single directories, and for non partitioned devices I would like to add the option "open with partitionmanager" to the right clickmenu, and then it would be very nice that partitionmanager open with only one device.

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padhia

6 years ago

I created a live USB image using unetbootin. The USB has problems booting. Searching on the web for a solution, it appears that opensuse images are "special" and don't boot from USB easily.

Has anyone able to create a live USB image that works correctly?

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shafff

7 years ago

1.0.2 still wants to move my 100gb ntfs partition when i just ask partitionmanager to shrink it (in order to get space for ext3 partition).

makes simplyMepis installer unusable (one needs to use another distro installer like kubuntu's one to properly resize partitions).

gparted is still the best choice for the linux OS

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VolkerLanz

7 years ago

You come across a bit like trying to troll both with your unfortunate choice of icon and headline.

If you really care about the subject matter, please read:

http://blog.volker-lanz.de/2010/05/30/new-in-kde-partition-manager-1-1-iii-support-for-4096-byte-sectors/

This article discusses why what you encounter currently happens (in 1.0.x) and why that's the expected behaviour. It also gives an overview on why and how that will change in future versions.

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shafff

7 years ago

thank you

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snowhog

7 years ago

Likely asked and answered, but...

How do you get around working on live (mounted) partitions if this is installed/used from within the running OS?

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VolkerLanz

7 years ago

You use the live CD that is linked to above on this page. ;-)

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sl1pkn07

7 years ago

hello. howto format and partitioning disk with 4K sectors with this program?

i have WD EARS device (4K sector)

greetings

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VolkerLanz

7 years ago

I'm afraid the 1.0.x branch cannot correctly handle those drives yet. You'll have to get the trunk version from SVN and build it yourself or wait for a 1.1 release.

See

http://blog.volker-lanz.de/2010/05/30/new-in-kde-partition-manager-1-1-iii-support-for-4096-byte-sectors/

for more information about this topic.

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YAFU

7 years ago

I recently formatted, resized, moved a large number of partitions on my disk with KDE Partition Manager, and everything was excellent. There was no data loss or any problem. Great!
Only happened that partitions had been disorderly, and I have not found how to order them from the program. Is it possible?
I had to do it from console with fdisk (extra functionality-experts only(x), and fix partition order (f)). It would be nice an option to do it with KDE Partition Manager.
Thanks!

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VolkerLanz

7 years ago

There currently is no feature in KDE Partition Manager to reorder entries in the partition table.

Why did you need to do that? The order of partition table entries usually does not matter.

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YAFU

7 years ago

You're right, it is only to maintain order. I have a partition for swap and another that contains the Windows pagefile. I place these two partitions in the end of the disk, and I like that their names also correspond to the last. Creating two partitions in between of the disk, the latest partitions no longer have the largest number in their names.
Bye.

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bigbrovar

7 years ago

It would be really cool If I am able to right click on a drive and format it from say dolphin. for me that is one of the features still missing in kde. Gnome already has that using the gnome-disk-utility tool as backend. Thanks for the awesome job you are doing.

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VolkerLanz

7 years ago

I agree this would be a feature worth thinking about.

However, this is a little bit outside the scope of KDE Partition Manager itself, so it would be best to suggest this on the KDE brainstorm forum:

http://forum.kde.org/brainstorm.php#cat83

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gerlosgm

7 years ago

Will it support Logical Volume Manager?

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9 years ago

1.0.3
=====

Make sure available and used capacity are not printed in a partition's properties dialog if they are not known

Make sure fsck.msdos does not want to modify a file system when it is being called to read the file system usage

Warn the user when trying to overwrite an existing partition with another or an image file

Clear the clipboard if undoing an operation deleted the partition that was in it

Keep the current UUID when resizing a swap partition

Fix the build by explicitly linking the partition manager executable against the KDE libs it uses

Do not allow pasting a source partition on a bigger target partition when the source partition's file system cannot be grown to fill the target partition


1.0.2
=====

* Copy a file system's UUID to the copied file system when creating a file system from another one.

* Implement a workaround for a libparted bug that makes it sometimes fail to commit changes to the OS in versions earlier than 2.2.

* Update the partition's file system and re-check for constraints if the partition's role is changed in the "Create New Partition" dialog. This fixes a bug where the user was not able to grow an extended partition if he'd previously selected a file system that cannot grow beyond a certain size.

* Always use the correct icons in modified ok/cancel buttons in dialogs and message boxes

* Fix a crash when operations to create, resize and delete an extended partitions where incorrectly merged into one (bug 232092)

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