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.
Release Notes: EFI booting support from CDROM has been greatly improved. "Erase Disk" has a new menu with translations. f2fs-tools has been added, and you can create a f2fs with GParted. A new “forcevesa” kernel commandline option has been added. (This works with cards like the MGA G200* series.) The Parted Magic Wipe Free Space GUI has been translated. There's a simple GTK+ GUI for chntpw which should make changing Windows passwords much easier. The Xorg Server has been upgraded to 1.14.1 with all the latest Xorg drivers. SpaceFM now manages the desktop. You can now drag and drop icons to the desktop or /root/Desktop folders. The right-click menu allows the creation of files and folders, which means you can keep your files on the desktop again. Jeex and Hexedit have been added to the SpaceFM right-click “Open” menu, which makes it much easier to edit files directly. “Open terminal here” and “Show hidden files” have also been added to the right-click menu. There's a new program to help prepare USB drives for booting Parted Magic, called “USB Boot Flash”, with code based on “bootflash” from Puppy Linux. Firefox has been upgraded to version 20.0.1. There's a new program called “Parted Magic Mount”, and the fstab daemon has been completely redesigned to work much faster and be much more accurate than it has been. Because of the new design, it polls every 5 seconds instead of 10. If a change is detected, the device probe and fstab changes are made in about one second on most machines. GParted has been upgraded to version 0.16.1. This version corrects the segfaults found in the 0.15.0 and 0.16.0 releases. Clonezilla has been upgraded to version 3.3.10 and DRBL to version 2.3.10. There have also been a number of added programs: chkrootkit-0.49, gdmap-0.8.1, sg3_utils-1.35, jeex-12.0, xterm-291, rdesktop-1.7.1, putty-0.62, and f2fs-tools-1.1.0. The Linux kernel has been upgraded to version 3.8.10 with reiser4 support. The following programs have been removed: udisks, mount-gtk, Rox-filer, feh, and imlib.
Release Notes: Parted Magic now supports booting from EFI BIOS. The kernel has been upgraded to Linux 3.7.9, with fixes for the bug bricking Samsung laptops using EFI and the samsung-laptop module. It's safe to use EFI and Parted Magic in this release.
Release Notes: This version brings all the Xorg packages up to date, adds Spanish language support, and has a greatly improved Shut Down Menu. In the last release, there were some issues with the Xorg 13 series. Some people were getting black screens. Reports have come in, and most of this seems to be corrected by adjusting some udev rules, pulling a few Xorg drivers from git, and updating to the 3.7.5 Linux kernel.
Release Notes: This release adds major upgrades, like the last release. The key changes are: g4l-v0.43, mozilla-firefox-17.0.1, netwox-5.36.0, ModemManager-0.5.2.0, network-manager-applet-0.9.4.1, NetworkManager-0.9.4.0, sysLinux-5.00, gparted-0.14.1, blueman-r708, Linux-3.6.10, clonezilla-3.0.4, spacefm-0.8.4, and clamtk-4.44.
Release Notes: After two months of upgrades and bugfixes, a new version of Parted Magic is ready for release. The key changes are: Firefox 17, Grub 2.00, Truecrypt 7.1a, Linux 3.6.8, Tigervnc 1.2.0, John 1.7.9, QT4 Fsarchiver 6.15.2, File-Roller 18.104.22.168, SpaceFM 0.8.3, ClamTK 4.42, CUPS 1.5.4, Audacious 3.3.1, Asunder 1.6.2, Parcellite 1.0.2rc5, and Screen 4.0.3.