New versions of GParted and GParted Live 0.32.0 are now available

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Some days ago Curtis Gedak announced the launch of a new version of his distribution, GParted Live, reaching its new version 0.32.0-1 along with the new version of Gparted 0.32.0.

For those readers who still do not know GParted Live I can tell you that this is a live distribution Incredible and popular CD / DVD that offers a collection of specialized tools dedicated to disk partition management and file recovery.

GParted is a famous partition editor that allows you to graphically manage disk partitions.

With GParted it is possible to resize, copy and move partitions without data loss, which makes it possible to increase or decrease, create space for new operating systems, try to do data recovery from lost partitions and much more.

This program it is available on most Linux systems.

However, to use it with more security there is the distribution of GParted Live, which allows you to manipulate partitions without having to start any operating system installed on the PC.

With GParted Live can start the PC with a USB stick or optical media and manipulate partitions and file systems such as btrfs, ext2, ext3, ext4, FAT16, FAT32, HFS, HFS +, Linux-swap, PV, lvm2 nilfs2, NTFS, reiserfs / reiser4, ufs, and xfs.

In summary, GParted Live is a Live CD / DVD distribution with a single purpose: to provide tools for partitioning hard drives in an intuitive graphical environment.

The distribution uses X.Org, the Fluxbox window manager and the latest Linux 4.x kernel. GParted Live runs on most x86 machines with a Pentium II or higher.

Main new features of GParted Live 0.32.0-1

The developers of the popular graphical partition tool GParted have released a new version.

And in addition to that at the same time, they have updated their optimized GParted Live live system, reaching its new version GParted Live 0.32.0-1 along with new updates, bug fixes and above all some changes.

On the tool side GParted 0.32.0 consistently only fixes bugs. In addition, developers have implemented opening and closing of LUKS allocations. GParted also recognizes other GRUB2 core.img signatures.

Finally, the tool now also considers the minimum FS sizes of resize2fs.

GParted 0.32.0 is also part of the live system GParted Live 0.32.0. The latter is based on Debian Sid, so the developers grabbed the packages on 23.08.2018/XNUMX/XNUMX from the corresponding repositories.

Kernel 4.17.17 also works in the background.

The new version of GParted Live 0.32.0-1 builds on the unstable Debian branching and includes fixes to reduce LVM volumes and respect minimum file system sizes, updated packages, and other improvements.

Between theThe main novelties of this version that we can highlight, we find the following elements:

  • The new version of the GParted 0.32.0 software was included in the distribution
  • Implements opening and closing of LUKS allocations
  • Fixes the issue that prevented the system from shrinking the LVM partition due to the pvresize flag
  • Recognize additional signatures from GRUB2 core.img
  • Consider the minimum sizes on resize2fs filesystems
  • The distribution is now based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2018 - Aug - 23);
  • The Linux kernel has been updated to version 4.17.17-1.

This version of GParted Live has been successfully tested on VirtualBox, VMware, BIOS, UEFI and physical virtual machines with AMD / ATI, NVIDIA and Intel graphics.

Download GParted Live 0.32.0-1

I should mention that this is not a distribution designed for everyday use, since the main focus of this is for rescue tasks and / or to resize partitions or create new ones on your disks.

In order to obtain this new version of Gparted Live, you only have to go to the official website of the project and in its download section you can get the link to download this new system image.

Additionally you can record this system on a USB with the help of Etcher.

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