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Open Source Parted Magic Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Parted Magic is Rescuezilla. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Parted Magic and 14 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Parted Magic are GParted, Clonezilla, Redo Rescue and SystemRescue.

Parted Magic alternatives are mainly Partition Managers but may also be Disk Cloning Tools or Disk Imaging Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Parted Magic.
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  1. Rescuezilla is a free, easy-to-use hard drive disk cloning and imaging application that boots as a live USB. Rescuezilla is fully interoperable with Clonezilla. This means that backups created by Clonezilla, can be restored with Rescuezilla (and vice versa).

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  2. GParted is a GTK+ frontend to GNU Parted and the official GNOME Partition Editor application. It is used for creating, deleting, resizing, moving, checking and copying partitions, and the file systems on them.

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    GParted vs Parted Magic opinions
    Some users think GParted is a great alternative to Parted Magic, some don't.

    Yes, Parted Magic is a Linux distribution, but "GParted Live" is also available as a Linux distribution not just as an application. Though Parted Magic has gigabytes worth of tools, but GParted Live is 366MB focusing on the partition manager.

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    Parted magic is a linux distribution, not simply a piece of software

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  3. Clonezilla is a free software disaster recovery, disk cloning and deployment solution.

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    Redo Rescue can backup and restore an entire system in minutes, with a point-and-click interface anyone can use. Bare metal restore to a new, blank drive and be up and running in minutes. Supports saving to and restoring from local disks or shared network drives.

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    SystemRescue

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    SystemRescue is a Linux system rescue toolkit available as a bootable medium for administrating or repairing your system and data after a crash. It aims to provide an easy way to carry out admin tasks on your computer, such as creating and editing the hard disk partitions.

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    SystemRescue vs Parted Magic opinions
    Almost everyone thinks SystemRescue is a great alternative to Parted Magic.
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    Like Parted Magic, this is a Linux distribution packed with utilities. Some the same or similar. Critically missing, however, is Clonezilla. It includes a similar utility but that utility warns that its NTFS support is weak and not very trustworthy.

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    KDE Partition Manager

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    KDE Partition Manager is a utility program to help you manage the disk devices, partitions and file systems on your computer. It allows you to easily create, copy, move, delete, resize without losing data, backup and restore partitions.

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    Parted Magic is complete, bootable operating environment for partition work and system recovery. The KDE Partition Manager is a piece of software that needs to be installed on an existing OS.

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  7. Also known as palimpsest, gnome-disk-utility provides libraries and applications for dealing with storage devices.

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    GNOME Disks vs Parted Magic opinions
    This alternative is disputed. GNOME Disks is still a legitimate alternative to Parted Magic, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    Parted Magic is a live distro with a set of utilities that includes a partition editor, gnome-disk-utility is just a partition editor.

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    Unbootable, only package for existing OS, requires to e.g. own Linux to run.

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    Parted Magic is complete, bootable operating environment for partition work and system recovery. Gnome-disk-utility is a piece of software that needs to be installed on an existing OS.

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  8. ALT Linux icon

    ALT Linux is a set of RPM-based, APT-managed operating systems built on top of the Linux kernel and Sisyphus package repository branches. ALT Linux Rescue is, well, the disaster recovery tool.

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  9. Ikki Boot

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Ikki Boot is a multiboot live DVD/USB that aims at troubleshooting, disk partitioning, backup and data recovery.

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  10. Logical Volume Manager

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    LVM is a logical volume manager for the Linux kernel; it manages disk drives and similar mass-storage devices, in particular large ones. The term "volume" refers to a disk drive or partition thereof.

    Discontinued

    No longer updated. Last version, 0.19, was released in November 2006.

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