Parted Magic 4.9 is released, Major updates of of this release , new three programs has been added : mhdd, elinks and zsync, All old IDE drivers were removed from the kernel. There are not going to be any more hd* devices. All hard disk devices will be sd* and CDROM/DVD drives will be sr*. This doesn’t mean IDE is no longer supported, it’s means that libATA is used to handle IDE devices instead of the legacy IDE kernel drivers. All old fonts were removed, Droid fonts are used now. Work has started on a GTK interface for fsarchiver written by us.
“The 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, 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.
Parted Magic requires at least a i586 processor and 256MB of RAM to operate or 128MB in “Live” mode.”
Features of parted Magic
-Format internal and external hard drives.
-Move, copy, create, delete, expand & shrink hard drive partitions.
-Clone your hard drive, to create a full backup.
-Test hard drives for impending failure.
-Test memory for bad sectors.
-Benchmark your computer for a performace rating.
-Securely erase your entire hard drive, wiping it clean from all data.
-Gives access to non-booting systems allowing you to rescue important data.
-Runs from the CD, no install requi
Here are some screenshots of the new release 4.9
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