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13 August 2009, 11:52

Parted Magic 4.4 released

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Parted Magic logo Version 4.4 of Linux distribution Parted Magic was released yesterday (Wednesday). The system, which includes a range of hard drive partitioning and many other useful tools, contains updated software, such as kernel, new versions of hdparm, Clonezilla and GNU Parted and a whole range of new features. The developers have halved the amount of memory required to run from RAM, so that now just 256 MB RAM are required if the CD is to be removed after booting. Running from CD requires just 128 MB RAM.

There is also a new boot menu option for Super Grub Disk which can be used to restore the Linux boot manager. Dial-up connections can now be set up using the "Start Network" program and in Parted Magic 4.4 the SSH Daemon starts automatically on booting. Bugs in the BNX2 Broadcom Ethernet driver, CD mounting, Clonezilla (both with Samba and creating recovery ISOs), Firefox and its ad-blocking and Super Grub Disk have also been fixed. Parted Magic is licensed under the GPLv2.


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