I have just installed Debian 8.5 Jessie on my computer and I can't find a disk manager. Then I wrote this command to terminal: apt-get install disk-manager. A software installed and I tried to start the software, I clicked and it wanted to root password, I wrote and software didn't start. I wonder is all of this packages safe? The software which I installed on my computer is safe? and How can I install a disk manager on Debian?

  • Try to start disk-manager from the Terminal. Does it show any errors? – user8779 Jun 12 '16 at 10:44

There are a few useful (some built-in) tools in Debian:

  • gnome-disks (Package name gnome-disk-utility) "Tool to manage+configure disks"
  • Gparted for other partitioning/formating need
  • lsblk and blkid for easy display of partition/filesystem info
  • So, is disk-manager package safe? – Enes Jun 12 '16 at 12:01
  • @Enes: I can't say anything about the safety of disk-manager. Never used it before. It seems to be python-based. Perhaps your setup is missing some dependencies, and therefore has troubles starting it. What's the debug output? – Alex Stragies Jun 12 '16 at 12:05

The disk-manager package is safe , it's already installed on your system after runing :

apt-get install disk-manager

Just open the terminal and type the following command:

  • KDE desktop :

    gksu disk-manager

  • Gnome :

    gksudo disk-manager

  • So, why did it want me root password? – Enes Jun 13 '16 at 11:53

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