GParted - Automatic shutdown of program

Asked by josiahromoser on 2010-10-14

End Goal: Run the program "GParted"

Problem:
Every time I click on GParted in System>Administration the program starts to run. The GParted window appears for a split second, and then the program immediately shuts itself off. I cannot get the program to run.
Also, I'm completely new to linux and am running Ubuntu 10.10. I don't know anything about terminals or kernels or anything like that, I just want the program to run so I can look at my hard drive and partition and things like that.

I feel like something is wrong and I have uninstalled and reinstalled Gparted and the problem remains.

Please help me!!
thanks
josiah romoser

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2010-10-17
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2010-10-17

Hello Josiah

An useful trick to know more when a software is troublesome: run it from a terminal.

Press CTRL+ALT+T, it will open a terminal. Then type "sudo gparted". Type your password, then if Gparted is crashing, maybe you will see interesting things in the terminal. Copy paste them here.

josiahromoser (josiahromoser) said : #2

Francois: This is what I got back from terminal.. thanks so much for you help by the way.. I have no idea what this message means from terminal though haha

josiah@josiah-netbook:~$ sudo gparted
[sudo] password for josiah:
======================
libparted : 2.3
======================

glibmm-ERROR **:
unhandled exception (type std::exception) in signal handler:
what: basic_string::_S_create

aborting...

Thanks again!

Oh well, I don't understand this output either ;) But it allow you to search for solutions on the internet. And I found this:

https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gparted/+bug/617885

This sounds like your problem, and it's a bug in Gparted, it's not your fault. Apparently not fixed yet though. Maybe you can use the Disk Utility if you want to check your partitions. But it doesn't offer all the functionnalities of Gparted though... What do you want to do with Gparted?

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