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Parted Magic PXE for Windows

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Key Details of Parted Magic PXE

  • Manage partitioning tasks easily.
  • Last updated on November 7, 2008
  • There have been 4 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Boot and install a special Linux distribution over your network with the PXE version of this freeware OS and tools. Parted Magic is a version of Linux containing numerous applications designed to repair and restore hard drives. This application expects expert understanding of PXE environments to properly install the OS, and doesn't include extensive Help files for any of the included applications. Even expert users may not have the specific knowledge required to properly install and operate this OS and tools.

Once installed the simple menu leads to many functions to partition and affect your drives. This isn't a set of utilities for novices. We're hesitant to even recommend this set for anyone other than system administrators. However, if you have experience using Linux or delving deep into hard-drive partitioning then this OS should be easy to use. Most of the apps are small with single-drive-specific functions.

Before going to the trouble of setting up this distribution it's a good idea to surf to the publisher's Web site to get the latest version of Parted Magic. Version 2.0 of the PXE install has some boot issues and the suite doesn't include Gparted, a more robust partitioning tool. Gparted offers to charge partitions without losing data, but that's no excuse not to first perform a backup.

With all the included tools, we recommend users take the extra time to study the functions. System administrators and some advanced users will find Parted Magic PXE robust and useful.

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.

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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
October 2, 2008
Latest update
November 7, 2008
Version
3
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows NT, Windows 10, Windows 95, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
35,802
Downloads Last Week
0

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Developer's Description

Manage partitioning tasks easily.

Optimized at approximately 45MB, the Parted Magic OS employs core programs of GParted and Parted to handle partitioning tasks with ease, while featuring other useful programs (e.g. Partition Image, TestDisk, fdisk, sfdisk, dd, ddrescue) and an excellent set of documentation to benefit the user. An extensive collection of fileystem tools are also included, as Parted Magic supports the following: ext2, ext3, ext4, fat16, fat32, hfs, hfs+, jfs, linux-swap, ntfs, reiserfs, reiser4, and xfs.

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.