Compiling (Parted User’s Manual)
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
- turns off use of readline. This is useful for making rescue disks, etc., where few libraries are available.
- don’t include assertions
- 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.
- 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.
- support only reading/probing (reduces size considerably)
- enable malloc() debugging
- disable writing (for debugging)
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.