Linux News Today: GParted Live 0.26.1-1 Released Based on Debian Sid, Kernel 4.6 & GParted 0.26.1
We’ve reported earlier on the release of the GParted 0.26.1 open-source partition editor, as well the GParted Live 0.26.1-1 distrolette that lets you use the latest GParted release on any personal computer.
As noted in the respective article, GParted 0.26.1 is the first and probably the only point release for the GParted 0.26 series, bringing improved support for multiple bootloaders on 64-bit EXT4 filesystems, along with support for bootloaders on 32-bit EXT4 partitions smaller than 16 TB.
So GParted Live 0.26.1-1 is now available in a stable, production-ready form, based on the Debian Sid software repository as of June 14, 2016, and including the GParted 0.26.1 partition editor with all of its improvements and bug fixes. GParted Live 0.26.1-1 is now powered by Linux kernel 4.6.1.
GParted Live 0.26.1-1 comes with a patched libparted library
Also new in the GParted Live 0.26.1-1 release is the inclusion of a patched libparted library, making sure checking and resizing operations don’t crash and are correctly recognized for FAT32 filesystems on a Microsoft Windows operating system, as well as the latest official e2fsprogs 1.43 update for managing EXT2/3/4 partitions.
“This release of GParted Live has been successfully tested on VirtualBox, VMware, BIOS, UEFI, and physical computers with AMD/ATI, NVidia, and Intel graphics,” said Curtis Gedak in the announcement. “VirtualBox workarounds: to boot in BIOS mode choose GParted Live ‘KMS mode,’ and to fix window manager issues right-click desktop and choose ‘fluxbox menu -> Restart.'”
Therefore, if you are using GParted or GParted Live on a daily basis to fix broken partitions, or for regular administrative work, such as resizing, splitting, or merging of various partitions, we invite you to download the new GParted Live 0.26.1-1 ISO images for 64-bit, 32-bit, and 32-bit PAE platforms right now via our website, from where you can also download the latest GParted 0.26.1 sources.