Neither the i686 nor the i686-pae versions of Gparted Live CD work on my physical machines
I downloaded the i686 and the i686-pae versions of GParted 0.33-1. I checked the downloads via the md5sums and they were good. I wrote each to a CD and a USB stick. In BOTH cases I got as far as the syslinux menu, the screen blacked out and then...nothing. The CDs were being read as were the USB sticks. I had the same result on two different machines with specs well above those required. Weirdly, BOTH versions worked absolutely fine within Virtualbox 5.2.22 on an XP host. I had to revert to 0.32-1.