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#1 Icecube


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Posted 20 September 2009 - 08:25 PM

This new version of Parted Magic updates the graphical server Xorg, expands networking, improves RAM usage, and fixes some bugs.

To combat some of the problems associated with the newer versions of Xorg and Intel chipsets, Parted Magic offers driver versions intel-2.4.1, intel-2.5.1, intel-2.6.3, intel-2.7.1 to the boot options. At the first boot screen press <TAB> and then add one of the listed drivers to the syslinux command line. Parted Magic will then install them while the system is booting. Most people will not have to do this because the default intel-2.8.1 driver fixes most problems from previous releases. I would also like to thank Jason Vasquez, Dukers, and verndog for all the testing with the Intel video drivers.

There is a new PPPoE option added to the "Start Network" program. PPPoE connections are now easy to establish.

RAM usage has been significantly reduced for the "Default settings (Runs from RAM)" and "Live with low RAM settings" boot options. The default option only requires 192MB, from 256MB in version 4.4, to completely run Parted Magic from RAM. The biggest gain was with the low RAM option because that now only requires 48MB to run. As far as we know, Parted Magic can run graphical GParted with less RAM than any other Live Distribution out of the box.

This is a list of fixed bugs from the forum entries: Listing devices by uuid, clonezilla bug pigz, dhclient dirty trick, Adding beep functionality, update for Fsarchiver and ntfs-3gAR, How do you set up a PPPoE internet connection?

These programs have been updated: xorg-server-1.6.3, busybox-1.14.3, glibc-2.9, hdt-0.3.4, gparted-0.4.6, pigz-2.1.5, e2fsprogs-1.41.9, clonezilla-2.3.3-74, drbl-1.9.4-53, partclone_0.1.1-16, TrueCrypt 6.2a, openssl-0.9.8k, vte-0.20.5, openssh-5.2p1, slang-2.1.4, libxml2-2.7.3, ncurses-5.7, gtk+-2.16.6, glib-2.20.5, linux-, gsmartcontrol-0.8.5, fsarchiver-0.5.9, ntfs-3g-2009.4.4AR.17, firefox-3.5.3, safecopy-1.6, adblock-1.1.1, gdisk-0.4.1

New programs added in this release: bluez-utils-3.36, bluez-libs-3.36, bluez-hcidump-1.42, ntfsdump_logfile, ntfswipe, ntfstruncate, ntfsmove, ntfsmftalloc, ntfsck, rp-pppoe-3.10, beep, stress-1.0.1, lzip-1.8

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New feature in this version, Parted Magic has a new parameter for specifing the iso filename (for grub4dos, grub2 or memdisk iso mapping), so it is possible to rename the iso now.

Add iso_filename=/path/to/pmagic.iso to the APPEND line.
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#2 risolutore


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Posted 24 April 2010 - 07:32 AM

new ver is out 4.10!! with great chromium and other importants tools

#3 Wonko the Sane

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 09:15 AM

Just for the record:
the link in Icecube's post is:
4.10 changelog is available here:

However it is more like a small bug-fixing release (including Chromium :mellow: ), the big changes were in 4.6,4.7 and 4.9. ;)


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