Version 5.4 of Parted Magic

Release Notes: This version updates to alsa-lib 1.0.23, alsa-utils 1.0.23, dhcp 4.2.0, grub 1.98, and Linux For some unknown reason, keyboard input slowed down in the last release. Updating the kernel seems to have fixed the problem. NTFS file systems not being mounted as read-write while using G4L has been fixed. AUFS is now used, which improves RAM usage even more.

Other releases

  •  28 Feb 2014 18:30

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 15:41

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 02:27

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.

  •  26 Sep 2013 23:27

Release Notes: This version includes a new GUI for Secure Erase and a GUI for DDRescue. It now boots normally on Windows 8 machines with Secure Boot enabled. There is a completely new layout for the panel menu, and many updated programs.

  •  08 Sep 2013 19:34

Release Notes: This unstable version adds a new GUI for Secure Erase. More testing needs to be done before it's safe to use on production systems.


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