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The Parted Magic OS employs core programs of GParted and Parted to handle partitioning tasks with ease, while featuring other useful software (e.g. Partimage, TestDisk, Truecrypt, Clonezilla, G4L, SuperGrubDisk, ddrescue, etc…) and an excellent set of info to benefit the user. Parted Magic is licensed under the GPL, so an extensive collection of file system tools are also included, as Parted Magic supports the following: btrfs, exfat, ext2, ext3, ext4, fat16, fat32, hfs, hfs+, jfs, linux-swap, ntfs, reiserfs, reiser4, xfs, and zfs. Parted Magic requires at least a i686 processor and 312MB of RAM to operate or 175MB in “Live” mode.
Format internal and external hard drives. Move, copy, create, delete, expand & shrink hard drive partitions. Clone your hard drive, to create a full backup. Test hard drives for impending failure. Test memory for bad sectors. Benchmark your computer for a performance rating. Securely erase your entire hard drive, wiping it clean from all data. Gives access to non-booting systems allowing you to rescue important data. Runs from the CD, no install required.
Parted Magic is my full time job. I need money to pay bills and cover life's other surprises. Parted Magic has a huge home user and professional IT user following. Currently Parted Magic is downloaded more than 30,000 times per week from the Source Forge mirrors alone and greeted 1,850,718 unique visitors in 2012. To be honest, Parted Magic has always been a “do it on my spare time” project. Now that I'm working on this full time, you will see a far better product in the near future. So, to make a long story short, I need $300 per week in donations to make this happen. I believe that's a very modest salary based on Wisconsin minimum wage ($7.25) @ 40 hours per week. If you only have $1, that's just fine with me, every little bit helps. :)
Visit the Donations page to see how much has been raised so far.
Parted Magic 2013_06_15
Downgraded Partclone to 0.2.60. Removal of the ”-m” flag in partclone-0.2.61 breaks Clonezilla.
Parted Magic 2013_06_14
( Parted Magic 2013_06_14 files were deleted )
Another month of solid development is complete, it's time to release Parted Magic with a new look and a growing number improvements. After what seems like a good part of 5 years, Parted Magic has a new desktop wallpaper! Colin Skees put together the Steampunk/Tron theme for us and I have to say it is really cool. We came up with 2 sizes and probe for screen resolution, so it looks good on most machines.
A lot of work went into Parted Magic Mount. It now auto refreshes and supports device mapper, smart phones, cameras, and Kindles. Most of the little quirks have been worked out and we honestly believe it is becoming one of the best GUI mount utilities available.
Clonezilla has been updated to 3.3.40, drbl to 2.3.28, and partclone 0.2.61.
On various blogs I have read the people need GParted to resize NTFS filesystems with bad sectors. So what we have done is patched GParted to support bad sectors in NTFS. The GParted team advises against this and we have to agree. The best solution was to have two GParted binaries. The GParted binary that resizes NTFS is located in the system section of the panel menu and is labeled “Resize NTFS with Bad Sectors”. It should be difficult to use the “wrong” one.
You can now “lock” the screen. The screen locker is located in the right click desktop menu.
The Erase Disk program now has logging.
For those users that require RDP access, Remmina has been added to the desktop.
As always Parted Magic comes with a large number of program updates. The Linux kernel was updated to 3.8.13, all the latest Xorg drivers, and a large number of core programs.
Take a look at the changelog for the full list of program updates and changes.
Parted Magic donation program updates: hdparm receives $100 for May and GParted receives $100 for June.