gparted is a partition editor software that allows you to edit, create new partitions, shrink or merge your partitions.
gparted has a Graphic user interface, which you can use to manage your partitions easily without having to use the terminal.
gparted is preinstalled on many Linux distros, which means you can start using gparted without having to install it manually. However, when it comes to Ubuntu, gparted it's not preinstalled, and to be able to use it, you need to manually install it.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to install gparted on Ubuntu by downloading the official package
gparted from the main Ubuntu repositories.
Step 1 - Update your system
Gparted can be easily installed on your system. However, before installing gparted, you need to update all packages on your system, it is a good habit to update your machine before installing an app so it doesn't cause any issue.
sudo apt update
Step 2 - Install gparted
gparted is available on official Ubuntu repositories for Ubuntu versions : Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, Ubuntu 23.04 and Ubuntu 23.10.
So you can install on any Ubuntu version mentioned above, by simply using the terminal, and downloading the package
To install gparted, simply run the command below
sudo apt install gparted -y
Step 3 - Launch Gparted
Now that gparted is installed on your system, launch it by going into the applications menu. You will see the gparted icon appearing on your apps, and all you have to do is click it to launch it.
Gparted needs sudo access to run, so in order to launch it, you will be asked to authenticate first.
Once you do, Gparted will run
In this tutorial, you learned what Gparted is, what you can do with it, and how you can install and uninstall it on Ubuntu.