What is Partition Magic?
Partition Magic is a highly specialized Linux distribution designed for partitioning, cloning, encrypting etc.. of Hard Drives and partitions.
Please Note: This is NOT a Windows boot disc, and does not use any MS Windows technology or software to perform its tasks. IT WILL however, allow you to create, resize, delete, and wipe partitions on a Windows system.
It aims to provide an easier way to carry out system tasks on your computer, and comes with a massive collection of useful Linux-based tools
It can be used for both Linux and windows computers, and on desktops and servers. Requires no installation as it can be booted from a CD/DVD drive, but it can be installed on the hard disk if you wish.
The kernel supports all important file systems (ext2/ext3/ext4, reiserfs, btrfs, xfs, jfs, vfat, ntfs), as well as network filesystems (samba and nfs).
Included on the CD:
Clonezilla - A straightforward Linux environment designed specifically to clone, backup, and restore almost all existing file systems.
TrueCrypt - A powerful and standardized application for encrypting and decrypting hard drives and partitions. Works on both Windows and Linux filesystems.
System Profiler and Benchmarker
ClamTK - Full-featured virus scanner
Grub Doctor - a tool to help repair failing GRUB bootloader
LiLo Editor - a tool to install and modify the LiLo bootloader
Firefox Web Browser for secure browsing
...and so much more...!
Parted Magic is a bootable CD designed to streamline the process of creating, modifying, deleting and cloning of partitions
With Partition Magic, you can repartition hard drives, perform cloning operations, encrypt your hard drive or partition, migrate data from a crashed OS, etc..
Its ability to automatically connect to most kinds of networks make it quick and easy to recover data from a crashed Windows installation to a network server, etc..
Capable of accessing Windows shared file systems over the network (Samba)
Detects nearly all modern file systems, including Windows NTFS, FAT, FAT32, ext2/ext3/ext4, reiserfs, btrfs, xfs, etc..