Install Parted Magic to a Flash Drive in Windows
In the following tutorial, I will show you how we created a USB Parted Magic Flash Drive from within Windows. Parted Magic, created by Patrick Verner, is a fully functional operating system that also offers core programs pulled from GParted and Parted that enable a user to easily perform partitioning tasks. Other useful programs offered in Parted Magic include: Partition Image, TestDisk, fdisk, sfdisk, dd, and ddrescue. Usage is well documented and ext2, ext3, ext4, fat16, fat32, hfs, hfs+, jfs, linux-swap, ntfs, reiserfs, reiser4, and xfs formats are supported.
Parted Magic Desktop Screenshot
Distribution Home Page: partedmagic.com
Minimum Flash Drive Capacity: 128MB
Persistent Feature: No
USB Parted Magic Flash Drive Checklist
- Windows PC to perform the install
- i586 processor and 256MB of RAM to operate or 128MB in "Live" mode
- 128MB or larger Fat32 formatted Flash Drive (may need 256MB+)
- Universal USB Installer
How to Create a USB Parted Magic Flash Drive
- Download and run our Universal USB Installer, select Parted Magic and follow the onscreen instructions
- Once the USB Installer has finished, reboot your PC and set the BIOS or Boot menu to boot from the USB device
If all goes well, you should now have a portable USB Parted Magic Flash Drive which can be run from any PC that supports booting from USB.