Patrick Verner announced a couple of days ago, on January 12th, the immediate availability for download of the Parted Magic 5.9 Linux distribution for partitioning tasks. The new release is just a maintenance version that updates two programs and fixes various booting issues.
The new Parted Magic 5.9 has been released just three weeks after Parted Magic 5.8 was announced on December 28th. It fixes an important booting issue with the for the DVD/CD version. It also fixes some issues with the Save Session function.
Parted Magic 5.9 also brings an updated Super Grub Disk packages. Therefore, Super Grub Disk has been updated to version 0.9799 and version 1.98s1.
Moreover, a few bugs were fixed in the new direct ISO booting function, implemented in previous release: “You can now boot the ISO completely from RAM with MEMDISK (without the need to access the ISO on disk by PM itself).”
“This version fixes some booting issues and Save Session for CD/DVD. There were a few bugs fixed in the new direct ISO booting feature. Super Grub Disk(1/2) has been updated to .9799 and 1.98s1. Some other minor issues… […] Updated: sgd-0.9799, sgd-1.98s1.” – said Patrick Verner in the official release announcement.
Highlights of Parted Magic 5.9:
· Linux kernel 184.108.40.206;
· Super Grub Disk 0.9799;
· Super Grub Disk 2 1.98s1;
· Clonezilla 1.2.6-40;
· Plop boot manager (plpbt) 5.0.11;
· Psensor 0.4.4;
· BusyBox 1.17.4;
· Nwipe 0.03;
· SimpleBurn 1.6.0;
· Syslinux 4.03;
· ClamAV 0.96.5;
· e2fsprogs 1.41.14;
· GParted 0.7.1.
About Parted Magic
Parted Magic is a business-card operating system based on Slackware Linux, with programs that allow you to partition hard disks with ease.
Programs like Partition Image, TestDisk, fdisk, sfdisk, dd, ddrescue, and a good documentation will help you in your partitioning tasks. Parted Magic is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).
Download Parted Magic 5.9 right now from Softpedia.