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DistroWatch.com: Parted Magic

Parted Magic

Last Update: 2017-09-13 04:00 UTC


Parted Magic is a small live CD/USB/PXE with its elemental purpose being to partition hard drives. Although GParted and Parted are the main programs, the CD/USB also offers other applications, such as Partition Image, TestDisk, fdisk, sfdisk, dd, ddrescue, etc. In August 2013 the distribution became a commercial product and is no longer available as a free download.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 107 (99), 6 months: 113 (83), 3 months: 114 (84), 4 weeks: 72 (154), 1 week: 104 (93)

Average visitor rating: 7.9/10 from 10 review(s).


Parted Magic Summary
Distribution Parted Magic
Home Page http://partedmagic.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://forums.partedmagic.com/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation --
Screenshots http://partedmagic.com/screenshots/DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://partedmagic.com/downloads/LinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites  
Reviews 2013: Linux Za Sve (Croatian)
6.x: Linux UserTechNewsWorld
5.x: Linux User
3.x: Linuxsysconfig
1.x: LWN
Where To Buy PartedMagic.com

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-09-05: Distribution Release: Parted Magic 2017_09_05
 • 2017-06-12: Distribution Release: Parted Magic 2017_06_12
 • 2017-01-09: Distribution Release: Parted Magic 2017_01_08
 • 2016-10-18: Distribution Release: Parted Magic 2016_10_18
 • 2016-04-26: Distribution Release: Parted Magic 2016_04_26
 • 2016-01-08: Distribution Release: Parted Magic 2016_01_06
 • 2015-01-14: Distribution Release: Parted Magic 2015_01_13
 • 2014-01-05: Distribution Release: Parted Magic 2014_01_04
 • 2013-09-28: Distribution Release: Parted Magic 2013_09_26
 • 2013-08-01: Distribution Release: Parted Magic 2013_08_01
 • 2013-06-15: Distribution Release: Parted Magic 2013_06_14
 • 2013-05-02: Distribution Release: Parted Magic 2013_05_01
 • More Parted Magic releases...

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Parted Magic

Parted Magic - a complete hard disk management solution

Parted Magic - a complete hard disk management solution

Disk Partitioning • Disk Cloning • Data Rescue • Disk Erasing • Benchmarking


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Feature 2017_09_05 2016_10_18 2015_11_13 2014_11_19 2013_11_11 2012_12_25 2011_12_30 6.7 5.10 4.11 4.0 3.7 3.0 2.2 1.9 Feature
Release Date 2017-09-05 2016-10-18 2015-11-13 2014-11-19 2013-11-11 2012-12-25 2011-12-30 2011-10-02 2011-02-16 2010-06-14 2009-04-04 2009-02-25 2008-07-25 2008-05-07 2007-10-26 Release Date
End Of Life                               End Of Life
Price (US$) 11 9 10 5 5 Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB)                               Image Size (MB)
Free Download -- -- -- -- -- ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Installation
Default Desktop Openbox Openbox Openbox Openbox Openbox Openbox Openbox Openbox Openbox Openbox Openbox Openbox Xfce Xfce Xfce Default Desktop
Package Management -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Office Suite
Processor Architecture i486, i686, x86_64 i486, i686, x86_64 i486, i686, x86_64 i486, i686, x86_64 i486, i686, x86_64 i486, i686, x86_64 i486, i686, x86_64 i486, i686, x86_64 i486 i486 i486 i486 i486 i486 i486 Processor Architecture
Init Software other other other other other other other other other other other other other other other Init Software
Journaled File Systems -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Journaled File Systems
Multilingual de, en, fr, it, no, pl, pt, ru de, en, fr, it, no, pl, pt, ru de, en, fr, it, no, pl, pt, ru de, en, fr, it, no, pl, pt, ru de, en, fr, it, no, pl, pt, ru de, en, fr, it, no, pl, pt, ru de, en, fr, it, no, pl, pt, ru de, en, fr, it, no, pl, pt, ru de, en, fr, it, no, pl, pt, ru en en en en en en Multilingual
Asian Language Support ja, zh_CN, zh_TW ja, zh_CN, zh_TW ja, zh_CN, zh_TW ja, zh_CN, zh_TW ja, zh_CN, zh_TW ja, zh_CN, zh_TW ja, zh_CN, zh_TW ja, zh_CN, zh_TW ja, zh_CN, zh_TW -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List                         3.0     Full Package List
Package 2017_09_05 2016_10_18 2015_11_13 2014_11_19 2013_11_11 2012_12_25 2011_12_30 6.7 5.10 4.11 4.0 3.7 3.0 2.2 1.9 Package
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.4.1) 1.1.1 1.1.1 1.0.27.2 1.0.27.2 1.0.27.2 1.0.26 1.0.24.1 1.0.24.1 1.0.23 1.0.21a -- -- -- -- -- alsa-lib (1.1.4.1)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4) 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 3.2.48 3.2.48 3.2.48 3.2 3.2 3.2 bash (4.4)
bind (9.11.2) 9.10.5-P3 9.10.4-P3 9.9.1-P1 9.9.1-P1 9.9.1-P1 9.9.1-P1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.11.2)
chromium (61.0.3163.100) -- -- 46.0.2490.80 -- -- -- -- -- -- 7.0.517.0 -- -- -- -- -- chromium (61.0.3163.100)
cups (2.2.4) 2.1.4 2.1.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- cups (2.2.4)
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.4 4.3.4 4.2.1-P1 4.2.1-P1 4.2.1-P1 4.2.1-P1 4.2.0 4.2.0 4.2.0 4.1.1 4.1.0 4.1.0 -- -- -- dhcp (4.3.6)
e2fsprogs (1.43.6) 1.43.5 1.43.3 1.42.13 1.42.12 1.42.8 1.42.5 1.41.14 1.41.14 1.41.14 1.41.11 1.41.4 1.41.4 1.41.0 1.40.5 1.40.2 e2fsprogs (1.43.6)
firefox (55.0.3) 52.3.0 49.0 42.0 33.1.1 24.1.0 17.0 9.0.1 6.0.2 3.6.13 -- 3.0.8 3.0.6 3.0.1 2.0.0.4 -- firefox (55.0.3)
freetype (2.8.1) 2.6.3 2.5.0.1 2.5.0.1 2.5.0.1 2.5.0.1 2.4.10 2.4.4 2.4.4 2.4.2 2.3.11 2.3.7 2.3.7 2.3.5 2.3.4 2.3.4 freetype (2.8.1)
gcc (7.2.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gcc (7.2.0)
gimp (2.8.22) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gimp (2.8.22)
glibc (2.26) 2.19 2.19 2.19 2.19 2.17 2.15 2.13 2.13 2.11.1 2.11.1 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.5 2.3.6 glibc (2.26)
gnome-shell (3.26.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.26.0)
gnucash (2.6.18) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.18)
gnumeric (1.12.35) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.35)
grub (2.02) 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 1.98 1.98 1.98 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.22.21) 2.24.31 2.24.31 2.24.20 2.24.20 2.24.18 2.24.10 2.24.4 2.24.4 2.18.7 2.18.7 2.16.0 2.14.6 2.12.9 2.12.9 2.10.12 gtk+ (3.22.21)
httpd (2.4.27) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.27)
inkscape (0.92.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.2)
k3b (17.08.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (17.08.1)
kmod (24) 23 23 21 17 15 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (24)
libgnome (2.32.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (5.4.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- libreoffice (5.4.1)
linux (4.13.3) 4.12.9 4.8.2 4.2.6 3.17.3 3.10.11 3.6.10 3.1.6 3.0.4 2.6.37 2.6.32.15 2.6.28.7 2.6.28.7 2.6.26 2.6.24.3 2.6.23 linux (4.13.3)
Package 2017_09_05 2016_10_18 2015_11_13 2014_11_19 2013_11_11 2012_12_25 2011_12_30 6.7 5.10 4.11 4.0 3.7 3.0 2.2 1.9 Package
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxde-common (0.99.2)
mariadb (10.2.8) 5.5.40 5.5.40 5.5.40 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.2.8)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.2.1) 13.0.6 12.0.1 11.0.5 10.2.9 9.1.7 9.0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mesa (17.2.1)
mysql (5.7.19) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (5.7.19)
nautilus (3.26.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.26.0)
NVIDIA (384.69) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (384.69)
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.5.2 3.5.2 3.5.0 3.5.0 3.5.0 3.4.11 3.4.11 3.4.7.2 3.4.7.2 3.4.7.2 3.4.7.2 3.4.7.2 openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (8u144) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (8u144)
openssh (7.5p1) 7.4p1 7.3p1 6.7p1 6.7p1 6.2p2 6.1p1 5.9p1 5.9p1 5.6p1 5.5p1 5.1p1 5.1p1 5.1p1 -- -- openssh (7.5p1)
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.0.2k 1.0.2j 1.0.1p 1.0.1j 1.0.1e 1.0.1c 0.9.8l 0.9.8l 0.9.8l 0.9.8l 0.9.8i 0.9.8i 0.9.8h -- -- openssl (1.1.0f)
perl (5.26.1) 5.22.2 5.22.2 5.18.1 5.18.1 5.16.1 5.16.1 5.12.1 5.12.1 5.12.1 5.10.1 -- -- -- -- -- perl (5.26.1)
php (7.1.9) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.1.9)
plasma-desktop (5.10.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.10.5)
postfix (3.2.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.2.3)
postgresql (9.6.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (9.6.5)
Python (3.6.2) 2.7.13 2.7.11 2.7.9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Python (3.6.2)
qt (5.9.1) 5.6.1 5.6.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- qt (5.9.1)
samba (4.7.0) 4.4.15 4.4.5 4.1.16 3.6.8 3.5.14 3.5.14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- samba (4.7.0)
systemd (234) -- -- -- -- -- 190 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (234)
thunderbird (52.3.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (52.3.0)
vim (8.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vim (8.0)
vlc (2.2.6) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (2.2.6)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.4.2 4.4.2 4.4.2 4.4.2 4.4.2 4.4.2 4.4.2 4.4.2 4.4.2 4.4.2 4.4.2 4.4.2 4.4.2 4.4.2 4.4.0 xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.19.3 1.18.4 1.17.4 1.15.2 1.14.4 1.13.1 1.9.5 1.9.5 1.7.7 1.6.3 1.4.2 1.4.2 1.4.2 1.4.0.90 1.3.0 xorg-server (1.19.3)

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Version: 2017_09_05
Rating: 3
Date: 2017-09-11
Votes: 2


Frankly - I´m confused what is this distribution target for.
1) If you are a newbie or not advanced user, it became extremely handy but are you really newbie, fighting with partitions, etc?
2) If you are advanced user you have not a single problem include all software packages into your very own distribution based on whatever existing distribution.
I was using Parted Magic for years, when I belonged into 1), also paid ones. Nowadays it looks like a cannon in a child´s hands. If you became part of 2), your questions and doubts about this distribution sense will remain.
Overpriced distribution ($11 1-time-download or $49 1-year-subscriptions equals one of the most expensive software, comparable to antiviruses for Windows), I can´t see appropriate value inside!


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Version: 2017_09_05
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-09-10
Votes: 1


Works great. I'm not homeless and I value my time. I would rather just download this for $11, then spend all day dealing with 5 live distributions. I don't understand why people would give this a negative review just because it's not free as in beer. This is exactly why most businesses do not what anything to do with open source.


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Version: 2017_09_05
Rating: 7
Date: 2017-09-08
Votes: 3


To much dollars for one live Linux CD-USB drive, first version was 5 dollars, I have buy few online, than 9 dollars now 11, not worth it. The same job you can finish with live Ubuntu boot, PC Linux... and you can download GParted or Clonezilla from they original web source.
Regards from Serbia

Zlatko


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