Create a Parted Magic Bootable USB

In the following tutorial, I cover how to Create a Parted Magic Bootable USB Flash Drive from within Windows. Created by Patrick Verner, this is a fully functional portable Operating System that also doubles as a Disk Management utility. This Free Partitioning Tool includes many of the same core programs found in GParted and Parted. Helping you perform your disk editing and partitioning tasks with ease.

Useful hard disk management tools include; partition image, testdisk, fdisk, sfdisk, dd, and ddrescue. Functions and usage is well documented. Supported formats include; ext2, ext3, ext4, fat16, fat32, hfs, hfs+, jfs, linux-swap, ntfs, reiserfs, reiser4, and xfs.

Parted Magic Bootable USB

Parted Magic Bootable USB

Distribution Home Page: Project Page

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
  • Fat32 formatted Flash Drive
  • pmagic-X.X.iso
  • YUMI

How to Create a USB Parted Magic Flash Drive

  1. Download and launch YUMI
  2. (1) Select your Flash Drive.
    (2) Then choose Parted Magic (Partition Tools) from the list of distros.
    (3) Browse to your ISO file, and then click Create.
    USB Parted Magic
  3. Once the YUMI USB Installer has finished, reboot your PC and set your BIOS or Boot menu to boot from your USB flash drive.

If all goes well, you should now have a portable Parted Magic Bootable USB Flash Drive which can be run from any PC that supports booting from a USB device.