If you set the keymap command to set your keyboard layout (Press TAB at the bootmenu), it should work now.
If it doesn't work look at the link above and test which keyboard layout works for you:
e.g.: for the me this is:
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Post the information here for your keyboard layout so I can pass it to the Parted Magic forum or post it there yourself.
Currently only 2 keyboard layouts are supported (be and se).
From some USB devices, Parted Magic 3.0 couldn't boot because there was a bug in the kernel. This should be solved now.
HFS+ (filesystem for Mac's) support is added.
NTFS CP1251 cyrillic support is added.
Maybe the following thing can be interesting for users with a low amount of RAM (less than 350MiB) to run Parted Magic. I don't have downloaded it yet, but I suspect that there won't be 7z archives that have to be decompressed to RAM so that you need 160MB (parted magic default files) + 53MB (antivirus stuff) = 213MB less RAM to run Parted Magic than the other versions (not downloaded yet, so I can be wrong).
Patrick Verner of Parted Magic wrote:I've worked pretty hard on this and I hope it works, but at this point I'm sure it has problems.
For USB drives:
1) Extract http://partedmagic.com/beef_drapes/pmagic-hdd.tar.bz2 directly to an ext2 partition on a USB flash drive. It should have the file structure like any other linux distro.
2) cd to the root of this new partition and execute:
cat boot/extlinux/mbr.bin > /dev/sdX
boot/extlinux/extlinux --install boot/extlinux
For any normal hard disk (must be a linux file system, EXT2, EXT3, reiser, etc...):
1) Extract http://partedmagic.com/beef_drapes/pmagic-hdd.tar.bz2 directly to a partition. It should have the file structure like any other linux distro.
2) Set-up GRUB or LiLo using the correct "kernel" and "append" syntax found in boot/extlinux/extlinux.conf
This is for testing. Please don't use this for production purposes, yet.
The small initrd is needed to "find" the partition with the installed Parted Magic. Device numbers change from system to system and this eliminates the need to keep changing the device number in the extlinux.conf. So, in theory it should boot from a USB flash without the device numbers confusing the boot loader or computer device configuration.
This does in fact run like any other distro that boots from a hard disk install. Everything you do is saved and everything you break will be there the next boot.
Parted Magic 3.1 RC1 can be downloaded from:
The last development version of Parted Magic can be downloaded from: