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Palimpsest Disk Utility

If you read our "what's new in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala" post, you must know that a new hard disk tool is now available by default in Ubuntu 9.10: Palimpsest Disk Utility, which was created by Red Hat and is a S.M.A.R.T. testing/monitoring tool, showing you the temperature and uptime of the driver, and also a partition management tool that allows you to mark as bootable, delete or label a hard disk partition. Basically, Palimpsest is a graphical interface for all disc-related tasks, from partitioning and file system creation to encryption, raid and lvm.

If you want to install Palimpsest Disk Utility in Ubuntu Jaunty (9.04), all you have to do is download and install the following packages (.deb):

After installing the above packages, you need to restart your computer.

Then, you will find the newly installed tool under Applications > System Tools > Palimpsest Disk Utility