Parted Magic pmagic_2017_09_05
Parted Magic is a Linux distribution primarily aimed at disk partitioning and duplication, file
system manipulation, and data recovery and destruction. To that end it includes several open source
tools such as parted, gparted, partclone, clonezilla, ddrescue, and secure delete, among others.
NOTE: For those incapable of figuring out why my releases are larger than those by other people: It
is because I release the complete Parted Magic package, including the PXE files. Like it says on the
PM website, if you don't know what PXE is, then you don't need the PXE file.
Parted Magic pmagic_2017_09_05 News
This version of Parted Magic updates GParted, Clonezilla, Linux kernel and adds a few programs.
GParted has been upgraded to version 0.29.0.
Clonezilla has been updated to version 3.27.13, partclone to 0.2.91, and drbl to 2.25.6. The
installation in Parted Magic has been tested by Steven Shiau.
The Linux kernel has been updated to 4.12.9 and firmware as of 2017/08/28.
Other updates: openvpn-2.3.17, nvme-cli-1.3, flashplayer-plugin-188.8.131.52, samba-4.4.15,
mozilla-firefox-52.3.0esr, libtirpc-1.0.2, libgcrypt-1.7.8, gnupg-1.4.22, gd-2.2.4,
e2fsprogs-1.43.5, curl-7.55.0, ca-certificates-20161130, btrfs-progs-v4.12, bind-9.10.5_P3,
gsmartcontrol-1.0.2, zfs-on-linux-0.7.0, spl-solaris-0.7.0.
Added programs: iproute2-4.4.0, iotop-0.6, ioping-0.9, fio-2.20, atop-2.2.
See the changelog for a complete list of updated programs.
Patrick Verner has decided to take this project commercial without any provision for non-profit or
low-income individuals. While I applaud his recent creation of a student version, $49 per year is
almost twice what some commercial partition/disk utilities go for. While it is true that Parted
Magic offers more functionality, it is all via the work of others and without support, while the
commercial offerings come with support.
In order to insure access to this excellent product for low-income individuals and non-profits, I am
dedicating myself to purchasing this software and insuring it is available to these users. In this
spirit, please, if you can afford this software, then purchase it