GNU fdisk Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to GNU fdisk for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is GParted, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked eight alternatives to GNU fdisk and six of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to GNU fdisk are gnome-disk-utility (Free, Open Source), KDE Partition Manager (Free, Open Source), GNU Parted (Free, Open Source) and blivet-gui (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 2, 2021

    1. GParted is a GTK+ frontend to GNU Parted and the official GNOME Partition Editor application. It is used for creating, deleting, resizing, moving, checking and copying partitions, and the file systems on them.
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      fdisk has more options to edit the device such as writing an MBR as a major one whereas GParted just let's you change the table.
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    2. Also known as palimpsest, gnome-disk-utility provides libraries and applications for dealing with storage devices.
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    3. KDE Partition Manager is a utility program to help you manage the disk devices, partitions and file systems on your computer. It allows you to easily create, copy, move, delete, resize without losing data, backup and restore partitions.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      GNU Parted manipulates partition tables. This is useful for creating space for new operating systems, reorganizing disk usage, copying data on hard disks and disk imaging.
    4. blivet-gui is a graphical tool for storage management that uses blivet library.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Gpart is a tool which tries to guess the primary partition table of a PC-type hard disk in case the primary partition table in sector 0 is damaged, incorrect or deleted. The guessed table can be written to a file or device.
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