Sunday, January 2, 2011

Parted Magic 5.8 Comes with Linux Kernel

Parted Magic 5.8 is out and comes with a bunch of updates and some new packages. The latest version is mostly a bug-fixing release and doesn't  add any new features. It comes with a brand-new Linux kernel and the latest version of the Gnome Partition Editor. Parted magic 5.8 also allows the whole ISO picture to be loaded in to RAM.

"After several months of work, a brand new version is prepared for release. lots of bugs have been fixed and lots of core programs have been updated," Patrick Verner announced.

"You will notice the Linux 2.6.36 kernel and the most recent version of the Gnome Partition Editor (GParted). there is as well as a mess of new stuff as well," they explained.

"Parted Magic now includes the SciTE text editor! For the first time the ISO picture can be fully loaded in to RAM and Booted. This means, for example, that the default syslinux menu can be used for a PXE boot," they added.

Updated packages:

Highlights of Parted Magic 5.8

New packages included:

· Linux kernel;
· Clonezilla 1.2.6-40;
· Plop boot manager - plpbt 5.0.11;
· Psensor 0.4.4;
· BusyBox 1.17.4;
· Nwipe 0.03;
· SimpleBurn 1.6.0;
· Syslinux 4.03;
· ClamAV 0.96.5;
· e2fsprogs 1.41.14;
· GParted 0.7.1.

· Zerofree 1.0.1;
· CmosPwd 5.0;
· Open-iSCSI 2.0.871;
· Hfsprescue 0.1;
· SciTE 223.

About Parted Magic

Parted Magic is a business-card operating technique based on Slackware Linux, with programs that let you partition hard disks with ease.

Programs like Partition picture, TestDisk, fdisk, sfdisk, dd, ddrescue, as well as a nice documentation will help you in your partitioning tasks. Parted Magic is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

Parted Magic 5.8 is available for download here on Softpedia.

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