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1.5 Building GNU Parted

If you want to compile GNU Parted, this is generally done with:

$ ./configure
$ make

However, there are a few options for configure:

--without-readline

turns off use of readline. This is useful for making rescue disks, etc., where few libraries are available.

--disable-debug

don’t include assertions

--disable-nls

turns off native language support. This is useful for use with old versions of glibc, or a trimmed down version of glibc suitable for rescue disks.

--disable-shared

turns off shared libraries. This may be necessary for use with old versions of GNU libc, if you get a compile error about a “spilled register”. Also useful for boot/rescue disks.

--enable-discover-only

support only reading/probing (reduces size considerably)

--enable-mtrace

enable malloc() debugging

--enable-read-only

disable writing (for debugging)

1.5.1 Introduction

If you want to run GNU Parted on a machine without GNU/Linux installed, or you want to modify a root or boot partition, use GParted Live: http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php.