Parted Magic Team Releases 2012_09_12

by Ostatic Staff - Sep. 12, 2012

Parted Magic is one of the most handy distributions to have around. It began life years ago primarily as a partitioning tool, but has grown to be much more. The Parted Magic project just released 2012_09_12 today and since it's been too long since my last use of Parted Magic, I figured it was time to take a look around.

According to the release announcement a lot of work has done to LVM. These are:

* Physical Volume creation

* Physical Volume checking

* Physical Volume resizing

* Physical Volume moving using GParted's offline move capability

* Volume Group activation / deactivation

* Physical Volume deletion

Besides the usual software updates, the announcement points out that a "mess of bugs has also been dealt with." They're a bit technical, but some less-so include:

* Some rare USB hangs have been fixed.
* A udev rule breaking mice support was fixed.
* Cut off menus in Clonezilla fixed.

This release ships with Linux 3.5.3, Xorg X Server 1.12.4, and Firefox 15.0.1. The announcement also mentions a couple of workaround for known issues.

Get your copy here.