Distribution Release: Parted Magic 2021_02_28
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Parted Magic is a small live CD/USB/PXE with its elemental purpose being to partition hard drives. Although GParted and Parted are the main programs, the CD/USB also offers other applications, such as Partition Image, TestDisk, fdisk, sfdisk, dd, and ddrescue. The project’s latest release is Parted Magic 2021_02_28 which upgrades core packages and addresses an issue with boot image size limiations. “Notable changes for this release: Linux 5.11.2 with NVIDIA driver version 460.56. Forum member ven42 found a program buried on the Internet called ‘Fred’. This is a perfect replacement for the old ‘pcregedit’. For what ever reason some newer computers cannot load a boot image larger than 250MB. Users would get a message ‘error: out of memory’. This was fixed by making the initramfs smaller. Duh. There was another memory error ‘Not enough memory to load specified image’. I’ve seen this on and off with computers for the past 10 years. I had a boot menu entry to fix this by telling the computer how much memory to use. Most people overlooked it or didn’t see it. Over the past month I just added mem=32G to all of the boot entries and so far it hasn’t caused a problem. Hopefully the memory errors are put to bed once and for all.” Further information can be found on the distribution’s news page. Parted Magic can be purchased from the distribution’s online store for US$11.
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