Parted Magic 2013_08_01

4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 (156 votes)

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Mac, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008, Unix, Windows (All) / Freeware / 18,165 downloads

Parted Magic OS employs core programs of GParted and Parted to handle partitioning tasks with ease, while featuring other useful programs (e.g. Partimage, TestDisk, Truecrypt, Clonezilla, G4L, SuperGrubDisk, ddrescue, etc...) and an excellent set of documentation to benefit the user. An extensive collection of file system tools are also included, as Parted Magic supports the following: ext2, ext3, ext4, fat16, fat32, hfs, hfs+, jfs, linux-swap, ntfs, reiserfs, reiser4, and xfs.

Reviews of Parted Magic

  1. 5 out of 5 stars
    roj

    Reviewing 2013_08_01 (May 14, 2014)

    Sadly, this version is the last free version. It's gone payware and while $4.99 is a pittance to pay for one release, it still (for me at least) breaks the principle of the thing.

    It's still a FIVE STAR collection.

  2. 5 out of 5 stars
    Monkey_Punch

    Reviewing 2013_08_01 (Aug 1, 2013)

    Parted Magic incorporates gobs of tools for disk recovery, health testing and secure erasing. It doesn't even begin to scratch the surface to say there is some kind of tool in here for even the most jaded been-there-done-that IT guy. It's bleeding edge and always being updated on a near daily basis. The author is a real nice guy and deserving of your donations, however small, to keep this invaluable project going (and to make a living/pay bills). Help a guy out and throw him a couple bucks for his hard work. NO ONE makes a suite of tools under one roof this good and for free. NO ONE.

  3. 5 out of 5 stars
    BANDIT-

    Reviewing 2013_07_21 RC1 (Jul 26, 2013)

    ONE EXAMPLE: Of "Head in Hands"

    If you have several External drives attached
    & during Boot/Re-Boot, One of them goes RAW..!!
    (USE: testdisk) Included..... WINK..!!

    This App has everything you should ever need Ref working with Disks.
    It'll save you hours searching for fixes should you ever hit
    a problem & not have any Recovery/Fix Apps available...
    Formatting & Partitioning is a Doddle.

    Download it "Eeeeeeeven" if you dont know Jack about,
    - Disks (partitions, MBRs, Boot sectors, structure)
    - DOS (cmd)
    - Boot Disks
    - Recovery (flix, mp3, valuable data)
    OR .... Think It'll never happen to you
    OR .... Only have one drive ... C:\

    Be WELL prepared with this very Extensive & Nifty Package.
    A lot of Reading/Learning for Noobs. (Do NOT be put off tho)

    5* (x10) from this corner.

  4. 5 out of 5 stars
    draalin

    Reviewing 2013_05_01 (May 10, 2013)

    Hi,

    This tool pretty much saved me from redoing my server so I thought I would share the steps I went through in both Resizing and Cloning my partition.

    I dunno if you are allowed to link to any guides? If not I'll remove them unless there is an easier way for me to import them over here.

    Resizing partition guide: http://draalin.com/using-parted-magic-t ... partition/

    Cloning partition guide: http://draalin.com/using-parted-magic-t ... partition/

    Just wanted to share.

    Thanks

  5. 5 out of 5 stars
    FatBastard

    Reviewing 2013_05_01 (May 1, 2013)

    This software is soo sweet :D

Discuss Parted Magic

  1. May 10, 2013 - 2:33 PM
    draalin

    Hi,

    This tool pretty much saved me from redoing my server so I thought I would share the steps I went through in both Resizing and Cloning my partition.

    I dunno if you are allowed to link to any guides? If not I'll remove them unless there is an easier way for me to import them over here.

    Resizing partition guide: http://draalin.com/using-parted-magic-t ... partition/

    Cloning partition guide: http://draalin.com/using-parted-magic-t ... partition/

    Just wanted to share.

    Thanks