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Parted magic wont start at all on ip35-pro mb

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:21 pm
by Masi_K
Yes, it basically only shows two(!) penquins at boot and stops there. When changing sata mode from raid to ide. Boot goes little further. It starts to wait 10 seconds for devices. But that 10 seconds is the last thing it says. Even after 10 minutes. I tried live, alternate video, default and safe settings from that first menu. at safe settings, i can see that this EBP is ok. thats it..

Bios is V17 beta, wich is newest i think. I tried to disable all usb from bios. It does nothing.

As you may know. This mobo has Intel P35/IC9H chipset.

Software boots well on my Ibm T43, wich is kinda odd. Because allmost every other software on cd crashes on boot showing typical error messages for thinkpad.

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:45 am
by Masi_K
I made usb boot stick straight from parted magic website. Worked on ibm, not on this.. Same thing.

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:09 am
by Masi_K
Tested on frends machine. Same Mobo different other settings. Ubcd version hangs to that 10sec at default settings. Usb version boots to the starting udev section and stops there. This setting has slightly different bios. I turned usb ports off from bios and booted from cd. no difference. Only failsafe booted all the way. But I didn't try used it.

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:04 am
by Icecube
Which version of Parted Magic did you try?
Try the last test version:

Because the fail safe option works, it means that you need to add a cheatcode.
See my post at: for more info.

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:24 am
by Masi_K
Oh yes ! I downloaded that test version. Overwrited all files on pen drive and it worked. Minor error is that boot tries to run something that is missing.

Parted magic

Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 2:04 am
by dvdbrwn112
Parted magic is a good tool and its feature is really good. You can do the format internal as well as external hard disks. You can also do the Move, copy, create, delete, expand &
shrink hard drive partitions. The main feture comes-Clone your hard drive, to create a full backup.lean from all data. It also Gives access to non-booting systems allowing you to rescue important data.
You can use as a live CD.