Parted Magic _08_23 News
This version has some major changes that might be a big deal to some people, but I dont think it will be a problem for most users. I was forced to drop the bit kernel after finding out syslinux has an initramfs size limitation. I will include an old version with a bit kernel. You can download it from your file list. bit was going to be dropped in the near future anyway.
32 and 64 was dropped from the boot menus. If you have a custom boot menu or PXE config, please make a note of this change. For example, mimg was renamed to cipsas.com
Parted Magic no longer uses AUFS. The conversion to Overlayfs was nearly % done by D.L.C. Burggraaff. This means kernel updates will no longer be delayed waiting for an aufs patch.
Updated Programs: kernel-firmwaregit, zfs-on-linuxgit, linux, dislocker, getdevinfo, gnutls, libexif, libjpeg-turbo, libvorbis, ntpp15, nvme-cli, sane, sudop2, btrfs-progs, ca-certificates, curl, flashplayer-plugin, mozilla-firefoxesr, bind
Parted Magic _05_20 News
Parted Magic _05_20 released.
Updated Programs: linux, zfs-on-linuxgit, kernel-firmwaregit, wxfixboot, nvme-cli, gptfdisk, getdevinfo, dvdisaster, ddrescuegui, mozilla-firefoxesr, gnutls, glibc-zoneinfoa, flashplayer-plugin, e2fsprogs, btrfs-progs, and bind
Added Programs: lcdtest
Parted Magic _02_23 News
This version of Parted Magic further improves the new PXE boot method thanks to forum poster pokorpa and adds boot menu entries for 4K monitors. I also reverted back to the Clearlooks Phenix GTK theme and the Oxygen 18 White mouse cursor. I believe it looks nearly identical to the version that everybody seemed to like.
Updated PXE documentation is here: cipsas.com
Lots of people asked us to start a youtube channel. We have added 3 videos and the amount of views and lack of new subscribers makes me think it probably isnt worth the trouble. I do not think I am entitled to views nor does this upset me, but if it doesnt improve there are better places to spend our time and resources. Its another one of those things we tried and it just isnt really wanted or needed. No big deal.
The youtube channel is here: cipsas.com
Updated Programs: wxPython4/wxPythonpost1, wxHexEditor_bbeb, wxGTK, audacity, gparted, nvme-cli, getdevinfo, linux, zfs-on-linux_, kernel-firmwaregit, NetworkManager, network-manager-applet, ModemManager, mesa, wavpack, veracrypt_, sudo, smartmontools, mozilla-firefoxesr, libarchive, flashplayer-plugin, e2fsprogs, clamav, btrfs-progs, bind
Added Programs: python3-six, gtk-engines
Parted Magic _12_24 News
This version of Parted Magic adds Wine, Gnome Disk Utility, DOSBox, and a new method of booting via PXE. We have also reverted back to the desktop wallpaper and GRUB screen as seen on the screen shots page.
New PXE booting:
1) Extract the ISO image and copy the pmagic folder to your server.
2) Use the new wget= kernel cheat code and the path leading to the pmagic
folder. So, if the pmagic folder is in the root of your public_html folder
you can use these examples. Of coarse you can place the pmagic folder where
Example PXE config 1
APPEND edd=on vga=normal wget=cipsas.com
Example PXE config 2
APPEND edd=on vga=normal wget=”–user=myuser –ask-password ftp://cipsas.com”
Updated Programs: testdiskWIP, ncdu, kernel-firmwaregit, zfs-on-linux, linux, xfvideo-sis, libdrm, opensslu, nwipe, mozilla-firefoxesr, libtiff, flashplayer-plugin, ca-certificates, bind
Added Programs: wine, libpwquality, gnome-disk-utility, cracklib, dosbox, stressapptest, cabextract
New Download Service
I decided to move away from DPD for a download service and handle it myself. A second site called cipsas.com was created because I didnt want users logging into the main cipsas.com WordPress site. The new store site uses WordPress Easy Digital Downloads and is locked down with Wordfence Premium. Your payment information is not stored on the site in any way. Payments are handled by Paypal Express and Paypal Payments Pro. I only have access to your name, email, and address if you use a credit card. Everything about this system is vastly improved over e-junkie or DPD that I have used in the past. Your download is coming from Amazon S3, so it should be good.
If you have any questions or concerns contact: email@example.com
Parted Magic _11_04 News
This version of Parted Magic adds SimpleScreenRecorder to record your screen and you can play the mp4 back with Mplayer. Targetcli-fb and tmux were also added. The scripts to download the ClamAV definitions has been rewritten to use freashclam and ClamTK has been upgraded to the 6.x branch. As always, we include the latest Linux kernel and a bunch of other updates.
I believe I am somewhat competent at editing videos now. Leave a comment in my latest backpacking video to let me know what the first Parted Magic video should be about. I would like to put out at least one video per week if I have enough input on what you would like to see.
Subscribe to my channel and leave a Parted Magic related video request in the comments for this video: cipsas.com?v=D2P3oOxHSls
Updated Programs: squashfs-tools, smartmontools, iperf, kernel-firmwaregit, zfs-on-linux, linux, zuluCrypt, six, perl-glib, cryptsetup, clamtk, clamav, xfvideo-geode, xfvideo-ati, xfvideo-amdgpu, mesa, wxfixboot, veracryptHotfix, sudop1, python, opensslt, mozilla-firefoxesr, glibc-zoneinfoc, flashplayer-plugin, expat, curl, certificates/ca-certificates, btrfs-progs
Added Programs: ssr/ssr, MPlayer_, libdvdread, libdvdnav, a52dec, targetcli-fbfb49, pyudev, pyparsing, perl-Gtk, perl-Glib-Object-Introspection, perl-Cairo-GObject, argon, tmuxa.
Parted Magic _09_03 News
This version of Parted Magic adds some new programs and boot menu entries. It also includes the latest Linux kernel and a bunch of other program updates.
On and off over the past year I have been receiving some complaints about disks not being detected by the Secure Erase GUI and NVMe drives failing to erase. I actually purchased some of these disks myself, and you know what, they erased without any problem. The users gave me no information on the system and just asked for a refund without explanation. Usually rude at that. Well, we figured out what the problem is over time. Windows 10, the user, or the vendor encrypted SMART. If SMART is encrypted, we cant detect whether or not the disk supports Secure Erase, so it would show up as unsupported. Parted Magic now includes a GUI found in the Erase Disk menu to over come this. All you need to do is copy the PSID off the case of the disk, type it in the box, and press Unlock. Kind of a pain, but this problem cannot be solved by software alone.
I added a few new entries in the boot menus. The Extras menu includes a new entry so Hyper-V works out of the box. A new Failsafe entry was added to disable IPV6. In rare cases Network Manager would flip on and off. This was caused by a router claiming to be IPV6 and really being a IPV4. Since the kernel would load the IPV6 module, Network Manager would get confused.
On a side note, I would like to start making Parted Magic videos on Youtube. I downloaded Shotcut and have been learning how to use it with my backpacking hobby. For the most part I think I know what Im doing now. My first video will probably be installing the iso file on a USB and then go from there. If you are really bored you can check out my backpacking videos here: cipsas.com
Updated Programs: sedutil-v, zfs-on-linux, kernel-firmwaregit, linux, smartmontools, readline, nvme-cli, iperf, iperf, xfvideo-vmware, mesa, libdrm, xfvideo-sis, xfvideo-s, mozilla-firefoxesr, glibc-zoneinfob, flashplayer-plugin, curl, ca-certificates, bzip, bind
Added Programs: libldm and libglvnd
Parted Magic _05_30 News
This version of Parted Magic features GParted , an updated Network Manager stack, Wxfixboot , Zfs-on-linux , adds FreeFileSync and Gtkhash
Updated Programs: e2fsprogs, gparted, openssls, rdesktop, zfs-on-linux, linux, libmbim, libqmi, ModemManager, network-manager-applet, NetworkManager, NetworkManager-openvpn, NetworkManager-pptp, btrfs-progs-v, curl, flashplayer-plugin, mozilla-firefoxesr, wxfixboot, libdrm, xfvideo-amdgpu, xfvideo-ati, bind_P1, curl, ghostscript, glibc-zoneinfoa, gnutls, libpng, libssh, openjpeg, wget, kernel-firmwaregit.
Added Programs: FreeFileSync and gtkhash
Parted Magic _03_17 News
This version of Parted Magic adds support for 3rd Party NIST compliant disk erase verification.
You can purchase the app here: cipsas.com
Just add the app to pmagic/pmodules on your USB drive and boot the system. The app automatically works.
Updated Programs: zfs-on-linux/zfs-on-linux_, spl-solaris/spl-solaris_, kernel-firmware/kernel-firmwaregit, linux, xfvideo-tdfx, xfvideo-s3virge, xfvideo-nouveau, xfvideo-neomagic, xfvideo-chips, xfvideo-ati, xfvideo-apm, xfvideo-amdgpu, libdrm, getdevinfo, ddrescuegui, wimlib, python, opensslr, nvme-cli, ntpp13, mozilla-firefoxesr, infozip, glibc-zoneinfoi, fuse-exfat, file, exfat-utils, e2fsprogs, dmidecode, curl, ca-certificates, btrfs-progs-v, flashplayer-plugin
Parted Magic _01_03 News
This version of Parted Magic updates some programs and adds a lot of improvements for recent Macbooks. The changes were tested on a model and a model. Graphics, mouse, and keyboard all work out of the box. No more plugging in external devices. Both models tested wake up from sleep before a Secure Erase is performed. We added READ-ONLY support for APFS to our mounter located in the panel. This is the best we can do for that file system at this time.
Updated Programs: util-linux, kernel-firmwaregit, firefoxesr, ncurses_, samba, libdrm, mesa, xfvideo-i, xfvideo-i, xfvideo-mga, xfvideo-r, xfvideo-vmware, linux, spl-solaris, zfs-on-linux, e2fsprogs, hwdata, libfm, libssh, libtiff, mozilla-nss, opensslq, pcmanfm, btrfs-progs-v, curl, glibc-zoneinfog, gnutls, nettle, ddrescuegui, gparted, hdparm, and veracrypt
Added Programs: apfsfuse and macbookspi-driver-touchbar-driver-hid-driver.
Parted Magic on USB Flash Drives
We are no longer selling Parted Magic pre-installed on USB flash drives. We are a small company and cannot afford the losses. These were always a non-profit service item to begin with. Almost all of the recent fraudulent transactions were from Southern California.
Parted Magic _10_12 News
This version of Parted Magic adds some major new features to the Secure Erase programs. As always there are core updates and updates to various useful programs.
Total rewrite of the NVMe Secure Erase program.
Added logging to the NVMe Secure Erase program.
Added an ATA Sanitize GUI with logging.
An optional 10% verification pass was added to Secure Erase, NVMe Secure Erase, and ATA Sanitize.
An md5sum of the Advanced log is calculated and added to the basic log for verification.
Model and serial numbers for the machine being used have been added to the Secure Erase, ATA Sanitize, and NVMe Secure Erase logs.
Updated Programs: gparted, xfvideo-ati, xfvideo-amdgpu, libdrm, samba, opensslp, ntpp12, librsvg, ghostscript, e2fsprogs, curl, btrfs-progs-v, bind_P1, linux, zfs-on-linux, spl-solaris, kernel-firmwaregit, mesa, NetworkManager-pptp, NetworkManager-openvpn, NetworkManager, network-manager-applet, ModemManager, libqmi, libmbim, flashplayer-plugin, mozilla-firefoxesr.
Added Programs: xhost, arandr
Parted Magic _08_06 News
This version of Parted Magic adds “Refresh Devices” to the main menu in the Secure Erase dialog. This is useful if you are hot plugging SATA drives. Also added new options to the boot menus for drives that won’t unfreeze. It just adds “cipsas.com=noncq” the the kernel cmdline.
Be sure to check out the new DDRescue-GUI v by Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty. cipsas.com
Updated Programs: BeautifulSoup, blueman, btrfs-progs-v, clamav, clamtk, ddrescuegui, hdparm, lxml, veracrypt, wxfixboot, bind, curl, file, flashplayer-plugin, gd, glibc-zoneinfoe, gnupg, gnupg, libgcrypt, libidn, mozilla-firefoxesr, opensslo, openvpn, procps-ng, python, ruby, wget, zlib, nvme-cli, libdrm, mesa, xfinput-evdev, xfinput-mouse, xfinput-synaptics, xfvideo-amdgpu, xfvideo-mach, xfvideo-r, xfvideo-rendition, xfvideo-vmware, ModemManager, network-manager-applet, NetworkManager, NetworkManager-openvpn, NetworkManager-pptp, kernel-firmwaregit, linux, spl-solaris_, zfs-on-linux_, clonezilla, drbl, partclone
Added Programs: redshift, xterm, Mako, wheel, six, python, python-webencodings, python-urllib, python-requests, python-chardet, python-certifi, idna, html5lib, getdevinfo
Parted Magic _04_30 News
This version of Parted Magic adds SpaceFM and support for Lz4 along with some other significant upgrades. I try to change the main menu as little as possible, but a few people had a concern that Veracrypt is not installed. The desktop file by default places the application in Utilities. I simply created a new category called Encryption. Veracrypt, TrueCrypt, and ZuluCrypt were added to that category. Hope this makes them easier to find. Thanks for using Parted Magic. We really appreciate your support!
Updated Programs: remmina-next, glibc-zoneinfod, freerdp-git, clamav, smartmontools, gsmartcontrol, fsarchiver, wxGTK, wimlib, pigz, libfilezilla, filezilla, zuluCrypt, nmap, gptfdisk, f2fs_tools, ethtool, wxfixboot, libusb, libcap-ng, libcap, gvfs, glib, dbus-python, dbus-glib, dbus, zfs-on-linux_pmagic, spl-solaris_pmagic, pcmanfm, libfm, glib-networking, cifs-utils, mozilla-firefoxesr, linux, flashplayer-plugin
Added Programs: json-glib, zstd, lz, udevil, spacefm
See the changelog for a complete list of updated programs.
Parted Magic _03_27 News
This version of Parted Magic features new desktop wallpaper, Linux Kernel , GParted , and the typical updates you would expect. WxPython3 was added to improve the look and feel of the updated Ddrescuegui Guymager and Veracrypt have also been updated. A lot of work went into this release so we hope you find it useful and a joy to use. Thanks for supporting this project.
If you havent noticed the Parted Magic website is all new. It is also on MaxCDN now, so it should be fast no matter where you are.
Updated Programs: partedgit, curl, kernel-firmwaregit, libvorbis, mozilla-firefoxesr, spl-solaris, zfs-on-linux, linux, gparted, hdparm, xfvideo-amdgpu, xfvideo-ati, bind_P1, dhcp, e2fsprogs, flashplayer-plugin, glibc-zoneinfoc, ntpp11, rsync, ruby, samba, dvdisaster, libdrm, guymager, veracrypt, ddrescue, ddrescuegui, mesa, libva, xfvideo-vesa, btrfs-progs-v, exfat-utils, fuse-exfat, xrdp
Added Programs: intel-vaapi-driver, wxPython
See the changelog for a complete list of updated programs.
Parted Magic _01_08 News
The Linux kernel has been updated to I have received a lot of glowing reviews of the newer video cards it supports and its stability. The _09_05 release was our most successful release to date with very little complaints. Instead of changing a bunch of stuff for the sake of changing a bunch of stuff, we basically kept it the way it was. We only addressed the little issues and updated relevant software.
GParted has been updated to
I would like to do something different with the artwork though. If anybody out there would like to create something new, contact us. This is paying work.
Other updates: e2fsprogs, spl-solaris, zfs-on-linux, mozilla-firefoxesr, network-manager-applet, libdrm, mesa, xorg-server, flashplayer-plugin, kernel-firmware, libtiff, nwipe, openssln, samba, libXcursor, libXfont, btrfs-progs-v, glibc-zoneinfoc, network-manager-applet, NetworkManager, wget, python, wpa_supplicant, ruby, libXres, openjpeg, mozilla-nss, libxml, libgcrypt, curl, bash, bluez, dnsmasq, gparted, libmbim, libqmi, gsmartcontrol, hdparm, nvme-cli, xfvideo-amdgpu, xfvideo-ati
Added programs: xfvideo-fbdev, libnfsidmap, xfvideo-vboxvideo
See the changelog for a complete list of updated programs.
See file cipsas.com for entries older than January 8th The news page was simply getting too big to keep on one page.