GParted LiveCD Changelog

New in version 0.21.0-1

January 27th, 2015
  • The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This release is based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2015/Jan/27).
  • New GParted release 0.21.0.
  • The version of i486 is replaced by i586 one.

New in version 0.21.0 Beta 1-1 (January 19th, 2015)

  • The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This release is based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2014/Oct/27).
  • A workaround was added to make GParted live iso boot from PXE. Due to some reason this only works for AMD64 version. (gparted-forum.surf4.info/viewtopic.php?id=17263)

New in version 0.20.0-2 (October 25th, 2014)

  • Based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2014/Oct/24)
  • Includes GParted 0.20.0 (improves resizing for multi-device btrfs)
  • Includes patched version of parted 3.2 to fix Bug 735669 - GParted crashes resizing fat16 file system
  • Fixes Bug 738258 - Incorrect language title for locale pt_BR
  • Fixes missing required package syslinux-utils
  • Adds "File/System utils -> gsmartcontrol" right-click menu
  • Adds package syslinux-efi
  • Improves descriptions and layout for exit dialog

New in version 0.19.1-4 (August 31st, 2014)

  • This live image contains GParted 0.19.1 as released earlier, but it is linked with libparted 3.2 to take advantage of many fixes applied by the parted project. More specifically, libparted 3.2 fixes a crash that used to occur when resizing fat32 partitions with some prior libparted versions - see Bug 735471.
  • Items of note include:
  • Based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2014/Aug/29)
  • Updated to parted/libparted-3.2-5, see Bug 678290
  • Includes partclone, see Bug 732039
  • This release of GParted Live has been successfully tested on VirtualBox, VMware, BIOS, UEFI, and physical computers with AMD/ATI, NVidia, and Intel graphics.

New in version 0.19.1-1 (July 16th, 2014)

  • Includes GParted 0.19.1

New in version 0.19.0-1 (June 11th, 2014)

  • Includes GParted 0.19.0

New in version 0.18.0-1 (February 21st, 2014)

  • Based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2014/Feb/18)
  • Includes GParted 0.18.0 which includes:
  • Fix partition size less than ext2/3/4, ntfs, reiserfs file system
  • Prevent crash when creating new partition on disk with loop label
  • Fix default partition table can not handle > 2 TiB disks
  • Add BitLocker disk encryption detection

New in version 0.17.0-1 (December 13th, 2013)

  • Based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2013/Dec/13)
  • Updated Linux kernel to 3.11.10-1
  • Includes GParted 0.17.0 which includes:
  • Add support for online resize
  • Recognize Linux Swap Suspend and Software RAID partitions
  • Fix busy detection for Linux Software RAID and extended partitions
  • Turn on resize2fs progress bar

New in version 0.16.2-1b (September 24th, 2013)

  • LVM partitions are not activated on boot to enable move/resize (bug #702461)
  • Based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2013/Sep/19)
  • Includes GParted 0.16.2 which includes:
  • Fix crash if apply clicked before pending operations completed
  • Fix regression which broke linux-swap resize
  • Fix to not hide the progress of the tools used, such as ntfsresize

New in version 0.16.1-1 (May 2nd, 2013)

  • Avoid another crash in GParted when moving or copying partitions
  • Based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2013/May/1)

New in version 0.15.0-1 (March 20th, 2013)

  • Live tracking of command progress output in the details log
  • Move operations are twice as fast as prior versions
  • Proper cancel support added
  • Volume label length now based on file system type
  • Unallocated space is selected by default
  • New key bindings added:
  • Insert --> New Partition
  • Ctrl+Enter --> Apply All Operations

New in version 0.14.1-6 (January 1st, 2013)

  • The big news with this release is the added ability to boot the live image on uEFI firmware computers, while maintaining boot ability on traditional PC/BIOS computers. This means that GParted Live can now boot on newer Windows 8 computers.
  • In addition to supporting uEFI firmware, two more GNU/Linux operating system images have been released: i686-PAE (Physical Address Extension) and AMD64 (X86-64). These new images permit addressing more than 4 gigabytes of RAM, and enable using multiple processor cores.
  • Other items of note include:
  • Updated Linux kernel to 3.2.35-2
  • Based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2012/Dec/23)

New in version 0.14.1-1 (December 13th, 2012)

  • Fix Linux software RAID device detection (bug #678379)
  • Fix logical partition grow overlaps extended partition end (bug #686668)

New in version 0.14.0-1 (October 12th, 2012)

  • Includes GParted 0.14.0
  • Based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2012/Oct/11)
  • Fix crash when ESCape key pressed in dialogs containing number entry spin buttons (bug #682658)
  • Fix mounted file system size and usage determination for ext2/3/4 (bug #683255)
  • Fix ReiserFS UUID reading issues on Fedora and CentOS (bug #684115)

New in version 0.12.0-1 (February 22nd, 2012)

  • Add support for nilfs2 including resizing
  • Add ability to change UUID
  • Add read-only support for LVM PVs
  • Enable GPT expansion when growing RAID
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Add support for nilfs2 including resizing (#642842)
  • Requires libparted 2.4+ or utils-linux 2.20+ for nilfs2 detection
  • Requires nilfs-utils 2.1+ and Linux 3.0+ for nilfs2 resize support
  • Thanks to Mike Fleetwood for these patches
  • Prevent unitialized OperationDetail member access
  • Thanks to Mike Fleetwood for this small patch
  • Create common methods for mount and umount in btrfs, jfs, nilfs2, and xfs
  • Thanks to Mike Fleetwood for these patches
  • Add read-only support for LVM PVs (#160787)
  • Thanks to Mike Fleetwood for these patches
  • Don't ignore any errors resizing btrfs on Linux >= 3.2 (#669389)
  • Thanks to Mike Fleetwood for these patches
  • Display pop-up dialog on libparted exceptions
  • Fixes Bug #566935 - Unable to expand GPT partition when growing RAID
  • Thanks to Phillip Susi for this patch
  • Reduce graphic processing requirement for pulse bar
  • Debian #499193 - gparted: 100% cpu usage
  • Debian #519764 - gparted: Lots of animation makes use over SSH X-tunnel slow
  • Add support to change UUID (#667278)
  • Thanks to Rogier Goossens for these patches
  • Fix detection of multiple SW RAID (md) devices (#668486)
  • Thanks to Rogier Goossens for this small patch
  • Fix build to correctly link to gthread (#667412)
  • Thanks to Vincent Untz for this small patch
  • Fix long scan problem when BIOS floppy setting incorrect (#667511)
  • Ubuntu launchpad #910379
  • Enhance documentation for UUIDs and copying partitions (#608308)
  • Fix en_CA parameter missing percent sign translation error (#660180)
  • Avoid warning display when moving start of extended partition
  • Increase FAT32 minimum size to 33 MiB (#668491)
  • Fix regression when shrinking, moving and copying swap (#670017)

New in version 0.10.0-3 (November 4th, 2011)

  • This release includes the new GParted 0.10.0 application which adds btrfs resizing, exfat detection, and the intelligence to merge overlapping operations. The deprecated icon "info" is removed, and the underlying GNU/Linux operating system is based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2011/Nov/2).

New in version 0.9.1-1 (September 22nd, 2011)

  • This version includes GParted 0.9.1.
  • The Linux kernel was updated to 3.0.0-3, and Gdisk was updated to 0.8.0.
  • The underlying GNU/Linux operating system is based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2011/Sep/20).

New in version 0.9.0-6 (July 25th, 2011)

  • The underlying GNU/Linux operating system is based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2011/Jul/23).
  • New gparted 0.9.0.
  • Parted was rolled back to 0.2.3-7 with the patch file fix-head-size-assertion.patch from Ubuntu.
  • Linux kernel 2.6.39-3 is used.
  • Xz compression instead of gzip method was used when making squashfs and initrd. Therefore the GParted live iso or zip file is smaller by ~ 24 MB.

New in version 0.5.2-5 (March 29th, 2010)

  • Fix bug when copying huge (> 100 GB) NTFS partition never finishes
  • Disable extended partition option for GPT disks

New in version 0.4.5-3 (June 4th, 2009)

  • Based on Debian lenny repository on 2009/Jun/03, and kernel 2.6.29-5 from backports.undebian.org is used.
  • live-initramfs 1.157.2-1drbl is used.

New in version 0.4.5-2 (May 17th, 2009)

  • New GParted 0.4.5.
  • Based on Debian lenny repository on 2009/May/17, and kernel 2.6.29-4 from backports.undebian.org is used.
  • Program isolinux/syslinux 3.80 is used.
  • Program makeboot.sh was polished. Now syslinux is run without "-s" so the created USB flash drive can boot faster.
  • From this version, the released iso file is "isohybrided". Therefore you can use cat or dd to write the iso file to USB flash drive or hard drive. For more info, refer to http://syslinux.zytor.com/wiki/index.php/Doc/isolinux#HYBRID_CD-ROM.2FHARD_DISK_MODE. ///NOTE/// By doing dd or cat the iso file to your USB flash drive or hard drive, ALL THE DATA ON YOUR FLASH DRIVE OR HRAD DRIVE WILL BE OVERWRITTEN! You have been warned!
  • A boot parameter live-netdev was add in live-initramfs so it can be used to assign the network device to get filesystem.squashfs when using with PXE server.
  • Bug fixed - Unable to eject CD when rebooting.

New in version 0.4.4-1 (April 3rd, 2009)

  • New upstream GParted 0.4.4.

New in version 0.4.3-4 (March 21st, 2009)

  • A boot parameter "noprompt" was added to "To RAM" boot menu so that it's not required to wait for confirmation during halting or rebooting.
  • Forcevideo was improved to work with some higher resolution modes. Thanks to pstein for this idea.
  • /usr/bin/xxd was added.

New in version 0.4.3-2 (March 6th, 2009)

  • New GParted 0.4.3.
  • Based on stable Debian Lenny (repository on Feb/26/2009)
  • Linux kernel 2.6.26-13 is used.

New in version 0.4.3-1 (February 13th, 2009)

  • Based on Debian Lenny repository on Feb/13/2009 with linux kernel 2.6.26-13.
  • New upstream GParted 0.4.3.
  • Created by live helper 1.0.3, and live initramfs 1.156.1 is used.

New in version 0.4.2 Pre 1 (January 31st, 2009)

  • Based on Debian Lenny repository on Jan/31/2009 with linux kernel 2.6.26-13.
  • GParted 0.4.2 pre-release (http://gparted.sourceforge.net/gparted-0.4.1-svn.tar.bz2) is used.

New in version 0.4.1-2 (December 28th, 2008)

  • New upstream GParted 0.4.1.
  • Based on Debian Lenny repository on Dec/28/2008 with linux kernel 2.6.26-12.

New in version 0.4.1-1 (November 30th, 2008)

  • Newer GParted 0.4.1.
  • Based on Debian Lenny repository on Nov/30/2008 with Linux kernel 2.6.26-10.

New in version 0.4.0-1 (November 29th, 2008)

  • New GParted 0.4.0.
  • Based on Debian Lenny repository on Nov/29/2008 with linux kernel 2.6.26-10.

New in version 0.3.9-13 (November 29th, 2008)

  • This release is a bugs fixed release with some minor updates.
  • Based on Debian lenny on Nov/27/2008. Kernel 2.6.26-10 is used now.
  • A program "MC_HxEd" was added. See http://gparted-forum.surf4.info/viewtopic.php?pid=10421#p10421 for more details. Thanks to cmdr for providing this GPL program.
  • Package cryptsetup was added in create-gparted-live. Thanks to Bodo P. Schmitz for this idea.
  • Instead of entering X automatically, we can choose to configure xorg.conf first.
  • New mechanism to start gparted live: rc2.d/S99start-gparted-live. Two more boot parameters gl_numlk and gl_capslk were added to control numlock and scrlock.
  • Packages ifupdown and dhcp3-client was added, so network config can be done now.
  • Bug fixed: Partimage was missing. Thanks to James T Leland for this bug report.

New in version 0.3.9-12 (November 23rd, 2008)

  • Based on Debian Lenny repository on Nov/22/2008. Newer kernel 2.6.26-10.
  • Package cryptsetup was added in create-gparted-live. Thanks to Bodo P. Schmitz for this idea.

New in version 0.3.9-4 (October 2nd, 2008)

  • Comes with GParted 0.3.9.
  • Based on Debian lenny on Oct/1/2008. Kernel 2.6.26-5 is used now.
  • Package hfsprogs was added. Thanks to Curtis Gedak.
  • 3 boot parameters were added: gl_lang, gl_kbd, and gl_batch. Example: "gl_lang=en_US gl_kbd=NONE gl_batch" will use en_US.UTF-8 locale, do nothing about keyboard mapping change, and with gl_batch, gparted live won't wait for entering key before enter X.
  • VGA 1024x768 is used for framebuffer when booting.
  • The icon of USB on desktop was removed since it does not fit the way USB flash drive was made.
  • Updated with newer live-initramfs 1.139.1. Support fetch=tftp://$IP/filesystem.squashfs function for PXE booting.