Linux Magazine: PartitionMagic Review: A Great Divide
Nov 25, 2000, 18:05 (4 Talkback[s])
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"It pays to be skeptical about products with "Magic" in the
title, but PowerQuest Corporation's latest version of
PartitionMagic has earned the "M" word. It could even get by with
"Magic" in all caps and a bang(!) at the end."
"PM's short description is that it lets you create, merge,
resize, convert, and delete partitions without losing data; but the
reality is a stunning savings of hours, days, hard drives, and
fistfuls of hair. Though PartitionMagic runs in Windows and has
wide applications, it's a special help in setting up a multi-boot
system with Linux and one or more other OSs. PM can create Linux
Ext2 and Swap, Extended, and unformatted partitions, as well as
FAT, FAT 32, HPFS, and NTFS ones. You can essentially put away
FDISK, Druid, and other parochial partitioning tools and go United
Nations from within PartitionMagic."
"If you've already set up a dual-boot system and need to
reallocate space or change file systems without losing data,
PartitionMagic is the puppy of choice. Resizing the partitions on a
Win 98/Red Hat Linux system that was already heavily configured --
without losing data -- was a breeze with PM."