What is it:
PartGUI is a nice Graphical User Interface, which allows Linux
partition tools to be as easy to use as commercial tools. It works
under XWindow or with the Frame Buffer. It's based on Qt from
trolltech. For the moment, it only provides the following parted
features: create partition, destroy partition, erase all partitions,
and a partition.
The current version of PartGUI is a development version. It means
it's unstable, and you can have very big problems if you try to make
changes on your hard disk with PartGUI. If you just run PartGUI,
and you don't make any changes, you can have a look at your partitions
layout, and it's not very dangerous.
Why it has been written:
Most of the current partition programs under Linux are based on
console interface. Then, it's boring to use. If we wrote such a tool
for XWindow, it would not be interesting: you would have to
install Linux with XWindows to be able to prepare you hard disk... This
version can be used with the Frame Buffer. It mean you will
have a nice user interface, but it can be run from a small linux system
without XWindow. For example, you can run PartGUI from a
bootable CDRom, and then you can create partition for your new hard
disk. It's can also work under XWindow if you prefer, if you
alredy have an installed linux system on your computer.
Francois Dupoux: fdupoux at partimage dot org