I have installed gparted, which shows only one of two hds. I don't know whether it has got to do with gparted or with my system. Where is the standard "disks" program in 18.10? Or is it named differently and I simply fail to see it?

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    Note: 18.10 will be EOL by tomorrow, you should upgrade to 19.04.
    – pLumo
    Jul 17, 2019 at 8:57
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    KDE Partition Manager
    – guiverc
    Jul 17, 2019 at 8:59
  • And the upgrade from 18.10 to 19.04 shouldn't be problematic (unlike the 18.04 > 18.10 one).
    – DK Bose
    Jul 17, 2019 at 9:09
  • Thanks for this info, which I also got to another question yesterday. Frankly, I don't understand this policy really. If I have reason to stick with an older version (and there can be numerous reasons, such as old HW) I want to be able to ask about issues. I am a bit concerned, however, that some old package repositories are no more functional (why? Is it a matter of too much server space?) and that I frequently have to find ways to get what I need in some much less practical and more tedious ways. What about a section (and repos) for outdated versions? Why omit functioning solutions? Jul 17, 2019 at 10:02

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KDE Partition Manager

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If you haven't seen it before, look up the page on the Lubuntu manual - https://manual.lubuntu.me/3/3.1/3.1.7/kde_partitionmanager.html

  • fyi: this picture is from my running system, which was upgraded from 18.10 awhile back..
    – guiverc
    Jul 17, 2019 at 9:05
  • Thanks, but unfortunately I do not find this program in the menu. Besides, I think I have LXQt. Perhaps this is a reason? Jul 17, 2019 at 9:34
  • KDE is Qt, like LXQt is - which is why it is used. I'm no longer running 18.10, which may mean you have to install it first (muon or discover - manual.lubuntu.me/4/…)
    – guiverc
    Jul 17, 2019 at 9:36
  • OK thanks a lot for your answer and comments! I will try to install it. I don't know exactly whether you got the points, since I have less than 15 reputation? .. but I tried! ;-) Jul 17, 2019 at 9:54

You could just install "standard disks program" on Lubuntu

sudo apt-get install gnome-disk-utility
  • Thanks for the proposal. I have done so, but to no avail. They have installed, but do not appear in the menu. Strange, really, the more because everything else about administration can be found there. Jul 17, 2019 at 11:57
  • you can still run it from terminal. it will either be gnome-disk-utility or gnome-disks from there
    – Anake
    Jul 17, 2019 at 15:03
  • BTW I found "disks" in the file managers "applications" tab, under "System" - but it does not appear in the menu itself. Somehow it remains hidden. It is also visible when I open the menu with alacarte, but thats it then. Strange! But as long as I have it reachable somewhere, that should suffice. Jul 17, 2019 at 17:44
  • Awesome. this solution works properly.
    – AmerllicA
    May 3, 2020 at 18:00

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