GParted Live is a small bootable GNU/Linux distribution for x86
It enables you to use all the features of the latest versions of the GParted application.
GParted Live can be installed on CD, USB, PXE server, and Hard Disk then run on an x86 machine.
To install GParted Live on CD, download the
.iso file and burn it as an image to a CD.
For other installations, please refer to the following documents:
GParted Live on USB
GParted Live on PXE server
GParted Live on Hard Disk
Create your own custom GParted Live from scratch
See the GParted
Live Manual for instructions on how to use the Live image.
See the GParted Manual for instructions on how to use the application for partitioning tasks.
See the documentation page for copies of the GParted Manual in other languages.
Accounts in GParted live
GParted live is based on Debian live, and the default account is "user", with password "live". There is no root password, so if you need root privileges, login as "user", then run "sudo" to get root privileges.
Available boot parameters
You can find the available boot parameters for GParted live here.
GParted Live includes additional packages, such as:
Right click on the desktop to access a pop-up menu.
|lxterminal||- Terminal emulator (provides access to command line)|
|pcmanfm||- Graphical file manager|
|leafpad||- Graphical text editor|
|netsurf||- Small web browser|
Command Line Utilities
|fsarchiver||- File system archiver and restorer
|partclone||- Backup partitions into a compressed image file (e.g., partclone.ext4)|
|partimage||- Backup partitions into a compressed image file
|testdisk||- Data recovery tool that can help recover lost partitions
|gpart||- (Older) data recovery tool that can help recover lost msdos partition tables
|grub||- GRand Unified Bootloader for restoring GRUB 2 boot loader
|mc||- Text based file manager known as Midnight Commander|
|nano||- Text editor|
|vim-tiny||- Enhanced vi text editor|
|parted||- Partition table editor|
|fdisk||- MSDOS partition table editor|
|sfdisk||- MSDOS partition table editor also useful to save/restore partition table to/from a file|
|gdisk||- GPT partition table editor|
|sgdisk||- GPT partition table editor also useful to save/restore partition table to/from a file|
|gptsync||- GPT and MSDOS partition tables synchronization tool useful for Mac OS X users|
|openssh||- Secure shell (ssh) connectivity tool suite|
|screen||- Screen manager with VT100/ANSI terminal emulation|
|ping||- Check network connectivity to another host on a network|
|rsync||- Fast, versatile, remote (and local) file-copying tool|
|telnet||- Communicate with another host using the TELNET protocol|
|traceroute||- Print the route packets trace to network host|
|bc||- Arbitrary precision calculator language|
To view all of the included packages you can either:
refer to the "packages-x.y.z-w.txt" file in the download directory,
view the file "live/packages.txt" file inside the GParted Live iso file or zip file.