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The GNU Parted disk partitioning shared library

GNU Parted is a program that allows you to create, destroy, resize, move and copy hard disk partitions. This is useful for creating space for new operating systems, reorganising disk usage, and copying data to new hard disks. This package contains the Parted binary and manual page.

This package contains libparted, the required shared library used by Parted.

Parted currently supports DOS, Mac, Sun, BSD, GPT, MIPS and PC98 disklabels/partition tables, as well as a 'loop' (raw disk) type which allows use on RAID/LVM. Filesystems which are currently fully supported are ext2, ext3, fat (FAT16 and FAT32), ReiserFS (with libreiserfs) and linux-swap. Parted can also detect and remove HFS (Mac OS), JFS, NTFS, UFS (Sun and HP), XFS and ASFS/AFFS/APFS (Amiga) filesystems, but cannot create, resize or check these filesystems yet.

Note that ReiserFS support is only enabled if you install the libreiserfs0.3-0 package. Since libreiserfs0.3-0 has been removed from sarge, ReiserFS support is not compiled in the default package.

The nature of this software means that any bugs could cause massive data loss. While there are no known bugs at the moment, they could exist, so please back up all important files before running it, and do so at your own risk.

Package version:1.7.1-5.1


parted (1.7.1-5.1) unstable; urgency=high

  * Non-maintainer upload.
  * High-urgency upload for RC bugfix.
  * Patch to ensure changes to RAID/LVM flags on mac partitions are
    saved and reloaded correctly, so that debian-installer can use RAID for
    install on mac powerpcs; thanks to David Härdeman for the patch.
    Closes: #413184.

 -- Steve Langasek <>  Tue,  6 Mar 200


2006-05-15  Leslie P. Polzer <>
	* parted.c: fixed spelling of non-root message and made it non-fatal.

2006-05-13  Anant Narayanan <>
	* parted.c: Show a friendly message if parted is run as a non-root
	* ../ Check for presence of getuid()

2006-04-06  Leslie P. Polzer <>
	* ui.c (sigsegv_handler, sigfpe_handler, sigsegv_handler):


This package was debianized by Timshel Knoll <> on
Fri,  5 Nov 1999 18:11:28 +1100.

It was downloaded from

Upstream Authors: Andrew Clausen <>
                  Lennert Buytanhek <>
                  Matthew Wilson <>


    Copyright (C) 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002  Free Software Foundation, I

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