Just noticed this distro, apparently headed by the GParted Live CD originator:Parted MagicOther ScreenshotsParted Magic is a Linux LiveCD/USB/PXE with its elemental purpose being to partition hard drives.
Optimized at approximately 30MB, 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, etc.) 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: aufs, ext2, ext3, ext4, fat16, fat32, hfs, hfs+, jfs, linux-swap, ntfs, ocfs2, reiserfs, reiser4, xfs, and zfs.
The latest version is updated with: Linux-2.6.21, parted-1.8.7, ntfsprogs-200702071432 (with Windows Vista support), ntfs-3g-1.516, and GParted-0.3.4.
The current Xserver is xorg-server-188.8.131.52 with the following drivers: apm, ark, ati, chips, cirrus, cyrix, glint, i128, i740, i810, mga, neomagic, nv, r128, riva128, radeon, rendition, s3, s3virge, savage, siliconmotion, sis, tdfx, tga, trident, tseng, vesa, vmware, and voodoo.
Looks like a nice purpose-specific distro and found it rather attractive for a moment...but then I thought why is it that tiny utilities like TestDisk aren't found on every
Live CD? To further my rant, just today I wanted to use mkfs.vfat on my office machine's linux install -- not present. Am I noobish to think that it should be?
Am I the only one who uses apps like TestDisk, or DBAN fairly often? Now sure, I know if you start including every such utility you end up with complete CDs worth of content like SystemRescueCD and UBCD...but surely CD space isn't at such a premium that some of the more common teeny utils get the bump?
Ok, rant over. I feel better now.
You may not believe this but this post originally start out as a simple 'hey, check out this cool little distroet' lol.
Guess I've found myself one too many times in a situation this week where I'm already booted into a *nix only to have to reboot with a floppy or UBCD just to use a ol' unobscure tiny app.