Chapter 3.1.7 KDE partition manager

KDE partition manager creates partitions and deletes partitions on your hard drives and solid state drives.

Version

Lubuntu ships with version 3.3.1 of partition manager.

Useage

To check the health of your hard drive or solid state drive on the Device ‣ SMART status.

You can see your disk useage for each partition graphically with the bars at the top with the shaded in part showing a bar graph as the percentage full of the partition. The Column Size shows the size of the entire system while the Used column shows the amount of space used on the drive. The type column lets you see which filesystem is on the parttion.

On the side pane to the left you can switch between each different drive on the left with the name of each device.

If you have say a new solid state drive that is not formatted you first need to put a partition table on it. A new partition data will get rid of all partitions on the disk which means no data will be visable anymore. Then you will need to create a partition on to store data. On unallocated space you can right click on the unalloacted space and new partition and select the filesystem you want. Then press the apply button to apply the changes to your partition.

Screensaver

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How to launch

To launch kde partition manager from the menu -> system tools -> KDE partition manager or run

partitionmanager

from the command line.