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    linux mint 16 how to install gparted


    So how can I install gparted. It doesn't appear in repositories.

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    I am not a mint user, but gparted is part of the default repositories.
    gparted - Linux Mint Community

    So it should be installable via
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    sudo apt-get install gparted
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    All I get is
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Unable to locate package gparted

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaykav View Post
    All I get is
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Unable to locate package gparted
    Did you open a terminal window and type:

    Code:
    gparted &
    By default gparted doesn't add itself to the menu system. You can add it yourself if you like.

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    yes
    but all I get is The program 'gparted' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
    sudo apt-get install gparted. So when I try to install it says it can't locate gparted. Do you tthink my repositories are incomplete?

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    try running
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    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gparted
    and if that doesn't work run
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    apt-cache search gparted
    which should reveal if it has a different package name.
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    Once again updated and installed but I get
    'Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Unable to locate package gparted
    the "apt-cache search gparted" gives me nothing
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    I haven't used Mint in years so not familiar with what it installs these days. it probably has the Ubuntu Software Center or the Synaptic Package Manager. Have you tried installing gparted with one of those, it might give you more details on what is failing.

    I wonder if you sources.list is messed up. That is the files that "apt-get update" reads to know what types of updates to retrieve. I don't know how experineced you are with Linux, but here's a link to read about the Mint sources.list.

    Linux Mint 16 Petra : sources.list (official-package-repositories.list) | hajimu.org

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    ok I installed the required repositories,rebooted and every thing was good. I even had Gparted. Thank you

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