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03 August 2010, 10:11

Parted Magic 5.2 improves Asian language support

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The Parted Magic developers have issued the second point update to the 5.x branch of their open source, multi-platform partitioning tool. Parted Magic can be used to create, move, delete and resize drive partitions and will run on a machine with as little as 64MB of RAM. File systems supported include NTFS, FAT, ReiserFS, Reiser4 and HFS+. LVM and RAID are also supported.

Parted Magic 5.2 features several package updates, further improvements to international language support and updates the GNOME Partition Editor (GParted) to the latest 0.6.2 release which re-enables the MiB partition alignment option and addresses a problem related to a logical partition move overwriting the EBR. With GParted users can easily create, organise and delete disk partitions using a graphical user interface (GUI).

According to Parted Magic developer Patrick Verner, support for Asian languages has also been "greatly improved with the addition of SCIM and GCIN". The developer says that GCIN, a Chinese input method server for Big5 Traditional Chinese character sets, will automatically start when Taiwanese is chosen from the boot menu and that SCIM (Smart Common Input Method) will start when Japanese or Chinese is selected.

More details about the release can be found in the release announcement and in the change log. Parted Magic 5.2 is available to download as a 130 MB ISO image file to run as a LiveCD, or a USB file to run as a LiveUSB. Hosted on SourceForge, Parted Magic is released under version 2 of the GNU General Public License (GPLv2) and documentation is provided.

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