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

USB Parted Magic

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+)
  • pmagic-X.X.iso
  • Universal USB Installer

How to Create a USB Parted Magic Flash Drive

  1. Download and run our Universal USB Installer, select Parted Magic and follow the onscreen instructions
  2. 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.

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