Linux News Today: SystemRescueCd and GParted Live Now Based on GParted 0.24.0, Detect ZFS Filesystems
Now that the 0.24.0 version of the popular GParted partition editor software has been released, the time has come for various GParted-based Live CDs to integrate it and announce new stable builds.
Therefore, today we’re happy to inform you that the GParted Live 0.24.0-2 and SystemRescueCd 4.6.1 Live CDs have been released, and both of them are based on the GParted 0.24.0 software.
As reported by Softpedia a few days ago, the biggest new features implemented in GParted 0.24.0 are support for detecting the ZFS filesystem, as well as support for recognizing NVM Express (NVMe) devices.
Therefore, you can now use GParted 0.24.0 via either the SystemRescueCd Live CD for system rescue and recovery operations or the GParted Live CD for all of your disk partitioning tasks.
What’s new in SystemRescueCd 4.6.1 and GParted Live 0.24.0-2
But the implementation of the GParted 0.24.0 software in the GParted Live 0.24.0-2 and SystemRescueCd 4.6.1 Live CDs is not the only feature they bring, as there are new kernel packages and several other update utilities.
Let’s start with GParted Live 0.24.0-2, which is now based on the Debian Sid software repositories as of October 28, 2015, and the Linux kernel 4.2.0. It also integrates the zerofree, ddrescue, and efibootmgr packages in the Live ISO image.
Moreover, GParted Live 0.24.0-2 addresses an issue with the Vi entry in the right-click Editors menu. On the other hand, SystemRescueCd 4.6.1 uses Linux kernel 3.14.56 LTS as the standard kernel for both 32-bit and 64-bit hardware architectures.
As an alternative kernel, SystemRescueCd 4.6.1 includes the recently released Linux kernel 4.1.12 LTS, also for both 64-bit and 32-bit platforms. Last but not least, the btrfs-progs package has been updated to version 4.2.2.
As usual, you can download the GParted Live 0.24.0-2 and SystemRescueCd 4.6.1 projects right now from Softpedia, where they are distributed for free as Live ISO images that you can write on either USB sticks or CD discs.