WARNING:  Avoid Using GParted 0.15.0 for Partition Moves, Resizes, Copies and Checks

We are investigating reports of intermittent crashes with GParted 0.15.0.
See Bug 697727 - Segfault in livecd Gparted v 0.15.0-3 when copying partition.

The risk of LOSS of DATA is highest when performing partition moves, resizes, copies, and checks. As such we recommend using GParted 0.14.1 for all move, resize, copy, and check operations.

Other operations such as create, delete, format, label, set UUID, and delete might also crash, but these should not result in unexpected data loss, and the operation can be repeated.

Until this problem is resolved we advise using the last stable release of GParted Live, which is GParted Live 0.14.1-6 (note it might be under the folder OldFiles).

We highly recommend that you BACKUP your DATA before using any partitioning tool.

Curtis
April 13, 2013


GParted 0.15.0 was released on March 19, 2013.

The big news with this release is the ability to track live updates of command execution progress.  This should help with determining the status of long running commands by enabling users to see the live command output in the details section of the apply operations window.  This new ability is implemented by a fundamental code change that spawns commands to run asynchronously.  Also included in this release are bug fixes and language translation updates.

Key changes in this release include:

  • Live tracking of command progress output in the details log

  • Move operations are twice as fast as prior versions

  • Proper cancel support added

  • Volume label length now based on file system type

  • Unallocated space is selected by default

  • New key bindings added:
       - Insert     --> New Partition
       - Ctrl+Enter --> Apply All Operations

The release notes list all important changes.

GParted 0.14.1 was released on December 12, 2012.

This release of GParted includes some important bug fixes and some language translation updates.

Key changes in this release include:

  • Fix Linux software RAID device detection

  • Fix logical partition grow overlaps extended partition end

The release notes list all important changes.

GParted 0.14.0 was released on October 10, 2012.

The big news with this release of GParted is the ability to move, resize, check, create, and delete physical volumes under Logical Volume Management (lvm2 pv).  Also included are bug fixes and language translation updates.

Key changes in this release include:

  • Add LVM PV read-write support

  • Fix crash when pressing Esc in dialogs with number entry

The release notes list all important changes.

First of all: sorry about you all having to wait for the forum to come back, but here we are again!

Last Thursday evening one disk in the RAID mirror on the server that hosts the VPS that runs this forum (among other things) was found to corrupt data written to it.  This was reported to the company the server is rented from, and they quickly responded to replace the disk.  Now Murphy got involved, and around the time they replaced it or just after that, the second disk started to fail too, before all the data could be synced to the new disk.  As a result most virtual machines running on the server got corrupted filesystems and we decided that it would be best to re-install all of them.

And Murphy got involved again, as over the past days I had planned/promised to do other things (like a family party & my promise to help my dad putting a new roofing on his garage), which meant I didn't have time to fix everything right away, and it took me a couple of days…

Now everything should work again, but if you still see any strange behaviour or missing posts, please let me know in this thread!

GParted 0.13.1 was released on August 8, 2012.

This release of GParted fixes a failure to mount rescued file systems larger than 2 GiB or file systems that start after the initial 2 GiB of the disk device.  Also includes language translations updates.

Key changes in this release include:

  • Fix failure creating read-only view of rescued file system

The release notes list all important changes.

The GParted web site has been redesigned with a focus on improving the user experience.

Key changes include:

  • Improved readability on small screens

    • Reduced menu items and moved from left-hand-side to top of page.

  • Improved printability of web pages

    • Removed left hand side border previously reserved for menu.

If you encounter any problems with the new web site design then please let us know.

Curtis

I just upgraded the forum and installed new anti-spam measures (plus a couple of other things that might make life for the moderators easier).

Please report any problems or remarks in this thread or on IRC.