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Parted Magic 4.2

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#1 Icecube


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Posted 18 June 2009 - 09:21 PM

Parted Magic 4.2 is available for download.

I guess it's about time to release another version of Parted Magic. Nothing special about this release, just some minor updates and bug fixes. Just kidding, CLONEZILLA is now part of Parted Magic's program line-up! This is not a dual boot set-up like some people have done in the past, the actual program Clonezilla can be launched directly from the Parted Magic desktop. It took some modifications to get it working and the Clonezilla author Steven Shiau did a fantastic job helping us make the necessary changes to Parted Magic so it would work the way it was intended to work. Without his input, it would have taken much longer and users probably would have encountered bugs caused by Parted Magic. I can't thank Steven enough.

We also replaced bzip2 with pbzip2 and gzip with pigz. This should make compressing and decompressing files much faster if you have more than one processor. Machines with only one processor are obviously still supported and won't be affected by these changes.

This is the fairly large set of updated programs: dmraid_1.0.0.rc15, linux-2.6.30, udev-142, lftp-3.7.14, rsync-3.0.6, util-linux-ng-2.15.1, fsarchiver-0.5.7, gpicview-0.1.99, gsmartcontrol-0.8.4, ntfs-3g-2009.4.4AR.10, TrueCrypt-6.2, reiser4progs-1.0.7, progsreiserfs_0.3.0.5, safecopy-1.3, conky-, pciutils-3.1.2, ext3grep-0.10.1, findutils-4.4.2.tar.gz, sshfs-fuse-2.2, testdisk-6.11-3 (with photorec_611_exif_bound_checking_v2.patch), galculator-1.3.4, busybox-1.14.1, e2fsprogs-1.41.6, gtk+-2.16.2, glib-2.20.3, syslinux-3.82, grsync-0.9.0, firefox-3.5b99, xfce4-screenshooter-1.6.0, usbutils-0.82

These programs were added: curl-7.19.5, clonezilla-2.3.3-33, partclone_0.1.1-10, drbl-1.9.4-33, awk-3.1.6, sed-4.1.5, grep-2.5.3, tightvnc-1.3.9 (only vncviewer), a script to suspend USB hard disks, mkswap-uuid-0.1.0-2

Bug Fixes: Save session from the LiveUSB works again. Added better support for "it" key maps. Stopped "menu" from having more than one instance. Xvesa settings now saved with "Save Session". Some other minor bugs were also fixed.

If Parted Magic saves you time and makes your computing experience better, take a minute to donate $2. This project is funded almost entirely by donations. You don't need a PayPal account to donate. You can use a credit card or e-check through PayPal without actually opening a PayPal account.

If you want to use grub4dos iso emulation of MEMDISK iso emulation, rename the iso to pmagic-4.1.iso (Patrick forgot to update the version number).

#2 vonbiber

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 02:50 PM

I find it odd that memdisk requires

When I want to test an iso I usually rename it
to a simpler name (sans the version)
and pass filename.iso as an argument to memdisk
and it usually works

anyway, I have a usb stick with several linux live
systems on it (slax, grml, RIPlinux, pmagic-4.1)
it has a syslinux config menu that I edit whenever
I add/delete a new distro
I tried to replace my pmagic folder and its contents
(at the root of the usb drive) by the newer pmagic
extracted from the iso

I couldn't boot on 4.2
so I reverted to 4.1

#3 Icecube


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Posted 19 June 2009 - 03:11 PM

Memdisk doesn't require pmagic-4.1.iso, but Parted Magic 4.2 needs it. The iso mapping disappears after the linux kernel is booted. Parted Magic needs to find the iso on the disk and searches for pmagic-4.1.iso (should normally be pmagic-4.2.iso).

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