Parted Magic 2013_08_01 for Multiple Platforms

by Patrick Verner

Avg. Rating 4.7 (156 votes)

File Details

File Size 328.1 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Mac, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008, Unix, Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 18,427
Publisher Patrick Verner
Homepage Parted Magic

Publisher's Description

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.

Latest Reviews

roj

roj reviewed v2013_08_01 on 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.

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v2013_08_01 on 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.

BANDIT-

BANDIT- reviewed v2013_07_21 RC1 on 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.

draalin

draalin reviewed v2013_05_01 on 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

FatBastard

FatBastard reviewed v2013_05_01 on May 1, 2013

This software is soo sweet :D

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v2013_01_29 on Jan 30, 2013

Parted Magic is an invaluable tool in the toolbox of any tech who's worth their mettle. As someone who actually donates to the project on a regular basis--because PM helps save systems I work on--it is well worth what many pay-to-use apps cost. Throw money at Patrick because he is very deserving of your support. He keeps the apps and kernel fairly current and is very responsive to requests for bug fixes or app updates.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v2012_09_12 on Sep 12, 2012

Can't rate this as high as I would like - Brilliant - Thanks to those who complied it!

FatBastard

FatBastard reviewed v2012_07_05 on Jul 8, 2012

Parted Magic is wonderful. I only wish it had VLC built in.

some guy

some guy reviewed v2012_07_05 on Jul 7, 2012

great tool very useful to recover files off a viruses out windows OS computer this will all so boot off a USB flash drive using YUMI http://www.pendrivelinux...i-multiboot-usb-creator/
a must have in your tool box !

Hilbert

Hilbert reviewed v2012_06_26 on Jun 28, 2012

I regularly use Parted Magic and find it a very useful tool for both cloning and partition editing.

That said, I had some problems with this 2012-06-26 version. Specifically, the mouse locked up* on the default run-from-RAM GUI setup, the RAID setup could not recognize a common Intel ICH10R RAID configuration which gave a 'device not recognized' error message and I'm still investigating a problem with the alternative graphics menu boot.

Also the cloning tool CloneZilla had problems recognizing some (but not all) large NTFS-formatted 1 and 2TB drives and literally aborted the cloning operation. Note: I also had identical problems with CloneZilla in the earlier 2012-04-21 version (this is currently my normal work version).

The two machines where Parted Magic experienced problems were working perfectly but as a double check I performed the same operations under the same conditions using Acronis True Image 2011 and Acronis experienced no problems recognizing the RAID configuration, nor did it have problems cloning the same large (non-RAID) drives that Parted Magic had problems with. (I should mention however that I've previously found Acronis to be slower at cloning than Parted Magic.)

For the time being, I'll revert back to using the earlier 2012-04-21 Parted Magic (as it does not lock up the GUI).

__

* nVidia feeding a Dell u2711 monitor running at 2560x1440x32.

Avg. Rating 4.7 (156 votes)
Your Rating
roj

roj reviewed v2013_08_01 on 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.

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v2013_08_01 on 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.

BANDIT-

BANDIT- reviewed v2013_07_21 RC1 on 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.

draalin

draalin reviewed v2013_05_01 on 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

FatBastard

FatBastard reviewed v2013_05_01 on May 1, 2013

This software is soo sweet :D

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v2013_01_29 on Jan 30, 2013

Parted Magic is an invaluable tool in the toolbox of any tech who's worth their mettle. As someone who actually donates to the project on a regular basis--because PM helps save systems I work on--it is well worth what many pay-to-use apps cost. Throw money at Patrick because he is very deserving of your support. He keeps the apps and kernel fairly current and is very responsive to requests for bug fixes or app updates.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v2012_09_12 on Sep 12, 2012

Can't rate this as high as I would like - Brilliant - Thanks to those who complied it!

FatBastard

FatBastard reviewed v2012_07_05 on Jul 8, 2012

Parted Magic is wonderful. I only wish it had VLC built in.

some guy

some guy reviewed v2012_07_05 on Jul 7, 2012

great tool very useful to recover files off a viruses out windows OS computer this will all so boot off a USB flash drive using YUMI http://www.pendrivelinux...i-multiboot-usb-creator/
a must have in your tool box !

Hilbert

Hilbert reviewed v2012_06_26 on Jun 28, 2012

I regularly use Parted Magic and find it a very useful tool for both cloning and partition editing.

That said, I had some problems with this 2012-06-26 version. Specifically, the mouse locked up* on the default run-from-RAM GUI setup, the RAID setup could not recognize a common Intel ICH10R RAID configuration which gave a 'device not recognized' error message and I'm still investigating a problem with the alternative graphics menu boot.

Also the cloning tool CloneZilla had problems recognizing some (but not all) large NTFS-formatted 1 and 2TB drives and literally aborted the cloning operation. Note: I also had identical problems with CloneZilla in the earlier 2012-04-21 version (this is currently my normal work version).

The two machines where Parted Magic experienced problems were working perfectly but as a double check I performed the same operations under the same conditions using Acronis True Image 2011 and Acronis experienced no problems recognizing the RAID configuration, nor did it have problems cloning the same large (non-RAID) drives that Parted Magic had problems with. (I should mention however that I've previously found Acronis to be slower at cloning than Parted Magic.)

For the time being, I'll revert back to using the earlier 2012-04-21 Parted Magic (as it does not lock up the GUI).

__

* nVidia feeding a Dell u2711 monitor running at 2560x1440x32.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v2012_06_26 on Jun 27, 2012

@Monkey_Punch - it's pretty good too! ;-)

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v2012_05_30 on May 31, 2012

Throw tons of money at this project because this tool and project are invaluable. Best disk management / partitioning tool out there. Period!

some guy

some guy reviewed v2012_04_21 on Apr 23, 2012

torrent link soundforge was slow
http://linuxtracker.org/..._04_21%20x86_64.torrent

FatBastard

FatBastard reviewed v2012_2_19 on Feb 21, 2012

Love it !

Sativarg

Sativarg reviewed v6.6 on Aug 4, 2011

This is a great resource.

However the recent flurry of updates has me downloading a rather large file more often than seems wise. Is there a way to generate a binary that is the difference between the latest version and the former. Then Perhaps Some program to patch the last version with the difference file.
Binary diff
Windows port
I would imagine the difference is much smaller than the whole ISO.

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