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Editors' Rating:
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
out of 8 votes out of 8 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3
  • Total Downloads:
    82,385
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 02, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    43.78MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    73
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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This robust and useful freeware suite will help you create a bootable USB drive containing Linux and tools to manipulate your hard drive. To properly build the bootable USB drive you'll have to surf to the publisher's Web site for the detailed instructions. When you're finished, you'll have an OS with more hard-drive-related functions and utilities than you can shake an USB stick at.

This is one of the better packages of OS and functions to manipulate hard drives. Booting into the Linux OS offers numerous commands and more functions than we could list here. From formatting to rebuilding hard drives, you'll find very useful executables written for Linux. It's too bad that listings and instructions are almost nonexistent without going to the publisher's Web site. Many small functions are easy to use, but improperly set actions could result in damage to your file structure.

Before going to the trouble of building the bootable USB, we recommend taking the time to upgrade to Parted Magic version 2.2, which is also freeware. Parted Magic 2.0 uses VisParted and Parted as core drive manipulation tools. Version 2.2 includes the more popular Gparted, a robust tool with the ability to change drive partitions without losing data. Of course, you should still back up data before using either version.

Parted Magic LiveCD is a powerful, efficient OS with tools for expert users who needs to manipulate their hard drives.

 
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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3
Version 3 is updated with: Linux 2.6.26, Parted 1.8.8, ntfsprogs-2.0.0, ntfs-3g-2712, and GParted-0.3.8; Uses Busybox for basic Unix commands and networking, and Firefox to surf the Web.
General
Publisher Partedmagic
Publisher web site http://partedmagic.com
Release Date October 02, 2008
Date Added October 02, 2008
Version 3
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 43.78MB
File Name pmagic-usb-3.0.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 82,385
Downloads Last Week 73
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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