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13 September 2012, 11:39

Parted Magic update includes GParted LVM support

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Zoom The default desktop and system tools in Parted Magic 2012_09_12

Parted Magic lead developer Patrick Verner has released an update to his specialist Linux distribution for hard disk partitioning and duplication that includes a new version of the Gnome PARTition EDitor (GParted) with LVM support. Newly supported LVM features include the ability to create, check, move and delete physical volumes; resizing is currently only partially supported.

Simply labelled "2012_09_12", the latest release of the multi-platform partitioning tool is now based on the 3.5.3 Linux kernel and updates a number of the bundled applications and utilities. Package upgrades include Firefox 15.0.1, version 1.42.5 of the e2fsprogs filesystem utilities, and's X Server 1.12.4. According to Verner, a "mess of bugs" have also been fixed in this release; these include problems that caused the system to hang when USB devices were connected.

Further information about the update can be found on the news page and in the change log. Parted Magic 2012_09_12 is available to download as an ISO image which can be run as a LiveCD or LiveUSB. Hosted on SourceForge, Parted Magic is licensed under the GPLv2 and is funded by donations from its users.

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