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#1 2017-10-13 18:59

EagleScreen
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Gnome Disk Utility in Live medium

Hello, I would see very useful to include Gnome Disk Utility in the Live Medium, it is a very intuitive graphical tool with important features like:
* Verify hard drive status and read SMART data, detect hard drive disks with malfunction.
* Make images from disks or partitions.
* Restore/write a disk or partition image to a physical disk.
* Add or delete disk partitions.
* Wipe / erase disks or partitions.

I really miss this application in Q4OS Live.

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#2 2017-10-13 21:37

Dai_trying
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Re: Gnome Disk Utility in Live medium

I think the issue with that would be the amount of space it would consume (including all dependencies) and the devs are trying to maintain a smaller image size to provide users with a clean minimal system from which they can install the software required.
If you wanted to customize the Q4OS Live-cd there are some instructions that can be found in this post. I have tried it and found it very useful in some situations although I haven't done a recent version but that's just a matter of time. smile

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#3 2017-10-13 22:23

crosscourt
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Re: Gnome Disk Utility in Live medium

There are many disk utilities available, maybe an alternative thats light, similar features and compatible could be used.

Last edited by crosscourt (2017-10-13 22:24)

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#4 2017-10-13 22:38

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Re: Gnome Disk Utility in Live medium

GParted is already on the live-cd and does pretty much everything most users would need it to do, I don't think the devs would like to add something else that is not really going to be of too much benefit for the majority of users, I think re-mastering the live-cd is probably the best COA for this. smile

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#5 2017-10-14 01:25

crosscourt
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Re: Gnome Disk Utility in Live medium

Sorry I wasnt very clear with my repl,y as I was actually suggesting to him that he should look for a different tool thast similar but lighter if he does a remaster. Gnome disk utility is a heavy app in my opinion.

I like Gparted myself.

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#6 2017-10-14 10:36

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Re: Gnome Disk Utility in Live medium

I'm not sure there are many alternatives with the features the OP wants, but it never does any harm to have a "google around" to see what is available. smile Although I don't think size would be a problem if the OP remasters the ISO as most readily available usb drives now are 4Gb and larger, the only problem would be when loading the live-cd to RAM (default) which might cause issues if there is not enough available.

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#7 2017-10-14 17:17

crosscourt
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Re: Gnome Disk Utility in Live medium

Thats what I was worried about, ram usage with the live cd.

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