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Parted Magic

The Parted Magic OS employs core programs from GParted and Parted to handle partitioning tasks with ease, while featuring other useful programs including Partition Image, TestDisk, fdisk, sfdisk, dd, and ddrescue and an excellent set of documentation to benefit the user. An extensive collection of fileystem tools are also included, and the following filesystems are supported: ext2, ext3, ext4, FAT16, FAT32, HFS, HFS+, JFS, Linux-swap, NTFS, ReiserRS, reiser4, and XFS. It loads completely to system memory and requires at least 256MB of RAM to operate.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  10 Jun 2014 21:07

    Release Notes: GParted has been upgraded to version 0.19.0. The Linux kernel has been upgraded to 3.14.4. Firefox has been updated to 29.0.1. OpenSSL was upgared to 1.0.1h. The "Sleep" button in the secure erase program now automatically wakes the computer after 5 seconds. Most people will no longer have to tap the power button. Support for ATI video cards was improved. A few rare bugs in the Parted Magic Mount program were fixed. NTFS file systems that were improperly unmounted now mount. A problem on some machines where the window manager would crash the mount program when the window size was set to zero was fixed.

    •  28 Apr 2014 16:38

      Release Notes: This version offers upgrades of key software and few new additions. The PXE version is included with the other downloads. Clonezilla has been upgraded to 3.9.49, Partclone to 0.2.70, and drbl to 2.8.6. The Linux kernel has been upgraded to 3.14.2 and kernel-firmware-20140415git. A rare crash with Gsmartcontrol on some SSDs has been fixed. NTFS-3G has been upgraded 2014.2.15. OpenSSL has been upgraded to 1.0.1g.

      •  28 Feb 2014 16:35

        Release Notes: Clonezilla has been updated to same version used in the stable release of Clonezilla Live. Make sure you boot in uEFI mode from the GRUB2 menu to ensure the Windows uEFI boot loader is properly installed. GParted is now 0.18.0. The Xorg Server has been updated to 1.15.0. Ddrescue-gui was updated to version 1.3. This version of Parted Magic is built on top of the Linux 3.13.4 kernel. After some careful testing, the authors were finally able to upgrade to gsmartcontrol-0.8.6 and smartmontools-6.2.

        •  05 Jan 2014 02:03

          Release Notes: This version of Parted Magic updates many programs, introduces a few new ones, and adds a new module system. The most notable program updates include Linux kernel 3.12.6, ClamTK 5.01, File Roller 3.10.0, Mozilla Firefox 26.0, and GParted 0.17.0. A few programs were added. These include Gpointing Device Settings, Rdiff Backup, Wimlib, PCRegEdit, and many new Perl modules for the ClamTK upgrade. A new module system drastically reduces the amount of RAM needed to use extra programs, and works exactly like the old system.

          •  12 Nov 2013 01:53

            Release Notes: The default File Manger and Desktop Manager is now PCManFM. There is a one-click option in the Network menu to install VirtualBox. At this time, only 32bit is supported. uEFI support for CD/DVD booting has been improved. The 64bit and 32bit kernel modules are now in two separate initramfs. There are lots of little improvements in the Secure Erase GUI. Parted Magic now includes Redshift GUI for those spending many hours at the machine at night. All Xorg drivers have been updated to the newest releases. The Linux kernel has been upgraded to long-term support version 3.10.18.


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