Networks has been donating dedicated server hosting to Parted Magic
since 2008. Their primary services are Toronto Server Colocation, dedicated servers, cloud
hosting, managed servers, and other Toronto data center services.
1) Copy the “pmagic” folder from the CD to the the ”/boot” folder of any partition on your computer. It can be any file system supported by the Linux Kernel, including NTFS or FAT16/32.
2) Set-up GRUB to boot the kernel and initramfs almost exactly like you would any other distribution.
Starting with PartedMagic 6.2 the search for the pmagic-<version>.sqfs file will begin with the removable devices, unless a device/partition (root=/dev/sdXX), label (label=XXXXXXXX) or partial uuid (uuid=XXXXXX) is stated. Without such a kernel boot parameter a 10 seconds delay will occur.
Previous versions of this document said to copy the “pmagic” folder to ”/”. This carried the risk of a subsequent run of PartedMagic from a CD or a USB stick to find the pmagic-<version>.sqfs file on the disk instead of the on the media - something you would not want in the majority of cases.
Starting with PartedMagic 6.2 the risk is inverted: a subsequent run of PartedMagic from the disk might find the pmagic-<version>.sqfs file on the media.
The solution in both cases is to “hide” the “pmagic” folder on the disk in e.g. the ”/boot” folder.