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Stable Clonezilla live (2.5.0-5) Released

This release of Clonezilla live (2.5.0-5) includes major enhancements and bug fixes.
ENHANCEMENTS and CHANGES

  • The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This release is based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2016/Nov/22).
  • Linux kernel was updated to 4.8.7-1.
  • Packages p7zip-full, sysstat and iftop were added.
  • Language file ca_ES was updated. Thanks to René Mérou.
  • Update gen-rec-iso by adding option -k1 in ocs-sr.... read more
Posted by Steven Shiau 2016-11-22 Labels: stable release

Stable Clonezilla live (2.4.9-17) Released

This release of Clonezilla live (2.4.9-17) includes major enhancements and bug fixes.
ENHANCEMENTS and CHANGES

  • The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This release is based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2016/Oct/21).
  • Linux kernel was updated to 4.7.8-1.
  • Remove "nodmraid" from boot parameters in drbl-ocs.conf. Now fakeraid/firmware raid is supported.
  • Language files hu_HU, ja_JP.UTF-8, de_DE, fr_FR, it_IT, and es_ES was updated. Thanks to Greg Marki, Akira YOSHIYAMA, Michael Vinzenz, Jean-Francois Nifenecker, Gianfranco Gentili, Juan Ramón Martínez and Alex Ibáñez López.
  • The drbl/clonezilla live version info will be put in /etc/ocs/ocs-live.conf, and when an image is saved, the info will be saved in Info-packages.txt.
  • Applied patches from Aaron Burling, so now when mounting image repository, it is able to browse the directories recursively.
  • Force to make timeout of dhclient as 60 secs. Debian uses 60, but Ubuntu uses 300. Too long. Thanks to Cecile, Adam (Adam.Cecile at hitec lu) for reporting this.
  • Add mechanism to detect bitlocker and Microsoft Reserved Partition (MSR) in ocs-get-part-info.
  • Add options -sfsck and -senc in the Clonezilla live interactive menu for saving image modes. Thanks to Aaron Burling (aaron_burling at lkstevens wednet edu) for this idea.
  • Ask the post action (choose, reboot, poweroff) before starting cloning. Thanks to Aaron Burling (aaron_burling at lkstevens wednet edu) for this idea.
  • Add entry points by using boot parameters ocs_savedisk_prerun, ocs_saveparts_prerun, ocs_restoredisk_prerun, and ocs_restoreparts_prerun in ocs-sr. Thanks to Aaron Burling (aaron_burling at lkstevens wednet edu) for these ideas.
  • Boot parameter ocs_overwrite_postaction has higher priority than the action assigned by option "-p" in ocs-sr, and "-pa" in ocs-onthefly. The value for ocs_overwrite_postaction is: [choose|reboot|poweroff]-on-[restoredisk|restoreparts|savedisk|saveparts|clone] E.g., choose-on-restoredisk means the postaction for restoredisk will always be choose no matter what is assigned in -p of ocs-sr or -pa of ocs-onthefly. Thanks to Aaron Burling (aaron_burling at lkstevens wednet edu) for this idea.
  • Now ocs-live-preload checks if /opt/{overwrite-all-boot-param,overwrite-part-boot-param} exists (Downloaded from root of ocs_preload). File overwrite-all-boot-param is to overwrite the whole /proc/cmdline, while overwrite-part-boot-param only overwrites part of the variables in /proc/cmdline. Especially those "ocs_*" parameters. Thanks to Aaron Burling (aaron_burling at lkstevens wednet edu) for this idea and providing sample codes.
  • Packages dislocker, ext4magic, myrescue, os-prober, powertop were added.... read more
Posted by Steven Shiau 2016-10-25 Labels: stable Clonezilla live

Stable Clonezilla live (2.4.7-8) Released

* This release of Clonezilla live (2.4.7-8) includes major enhancements and
bug fixes.
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ENHANCEMENTS and CHANGES
* The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This release is
based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2016/Jun/27).
* Linux kernel was updated to 4.6.2-2.
* Partclone was updated to 0.2.89. A btrfs issue has been fixed.
* Cloudfuse was updated to 0.9+redbogit871a98f-drbl2, i.e. the version from
redbo with patches from Am1GO. Thanks to maple52046 (maple52046 at
gmail com).
* Partclone-utils was updated to 0.4.1.
* When option "-k1" or "-k2" in the TUI is chosen, "-icds" is on
automatically.
* Add "-batch" in the TUI for expert saving mode.
* Provide an option to mount image repository again when failing in ocs-
live-repository. "ask_user" is a reserved name to be used as the Samba
domain and account and SSHFS account in the URI so that user can input
their own names. Thanks to Aaron Burling (aaron_burling at lkstevens
wednet edu) for these ideas.
* If failing to mount sshfs and samba server as image repository,
clonezilla now asks if retrying.
* Use shorter name for fsck-related options, i.e. "-fsck-src-part" is
replaced by "-fsck", and "-fsck-src-part-y" is replaced by "-fsck-y".
* Reuse the parsed partition info when detecting the data/swap/extended
partitions. Thanks to starnavi for this suggestion. Ref: https://
sourceforge.net/p/clonezilla/discussion/Clonezilla_live/thread/ba256b4b
* Add support for device /dev/nbd. Thanks to Mircea Dan for this
suggestion. Ref: https://sourceforge.net/p/clonezilla/discussion/Help/
thread/d2d2a480/
* Boot parameter ocs_preload now supports mount command for nfs/cifs to
preload files. E.g. ocs_preload="mount -t cifs //192.168.120.2/images/ /
tmp/cifs -o user=administrator,password=yourpasswd" will preload files on
cifs server to /opt/ in Clonezilla live environment.
* Add a mechanism so that image repository can be auto mounted with boot
parameter ocs_repository in URI format, e.g. ocs_repository="dev:///dev/
sdf1" or ocs_repository="smb://wa-domain;jack:mypass@192.168.7.25/
images". Thanks to Aaron Burling (aaron_burling at lkstevens wednet
edu) for this idea.
* Live-boot was updated so that its toram parameter can be assigned as
multiple modules (e.g. "live,syslinux")
* Add supporting for grub on EBR (Extended Boot Record) imaging and
cloning. Thanks to Bill Wright (bill at blug org) for reporting this
issue.
BUG FIXES
* Failed to mount OpenStack swift image repository. Thanks to maple52046
(maple52046 at gmail com) for reporting this issue.
* Failed to restore the boot loader on EBR (Extended Boot Record). Thanks
to Bill Wright (bill at blug org) for reporting this issue.
* MBR (executable code area) data should be restored even it's GPT disk.
Some OS, e.g. ESXi 5.5 need that. Ref: https://sourceforge.net/p/
clonezilla/discussion/Clonezilla_live/thread/30662778/

Posted by Steven Shiau 2016-07-05 Labels: stable_release

Stable Clonezilla live (2.4.6-25) Released

This release of Clonezilla live (2.4.6-25) includes minor enhancements and bug fixes.

ENHANCEMENTS and CHANGES

  • The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This release is based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2016/May/29).
  • Linux kernel was updated to 4.5.4-1.
  • Partclone was updated to 0.2.88. Some segfault issues have been fixed.
  • Add support for boot parameter ocs_preload*. It can be used to fetch tarall/zip/sh files from http(s), ftp, tftp, and local URL then extract to /opt/. Thanks to Aaron Burling (aaron_burling at lkstevens wednet edu) for this idea and providing sample codes.
  • Add package dos2unix.
  • Add watch ocs-scan-disk for local block device in prep-ocsroot.
  • Make ocs-install-grub work on Opensuse leap 42.
  • Add an error routine to makeboot.bat and makeboot64.bat. Thanks to Robert Rubino.
  • Add new program ocs-match-checksum to match checksum in the image and files in the block device.
  • The new example file mdisks-checksum was added. It can be used to save or restore disk with checksum mechanism enabled. Especially for deploying multiple disks.
  • An example gen-rec-iso was added. It could be used to create a recovery ISO directly from the machine by Clonezilla live.
  • A new mechanism was added to inspect the files checksum in the partition. To use it, enable "-gmf" option in expert mode when saving an image and enable "-cmf" option when restoring image. For disk to disk clone, use "-cmf" option. Thanks to Scott Inglis (scottinglis at me com) for this request.... read more
Posted by Steven Shiau 2016-05-31 Labels: stable release

Stable Clonezilla live (2.4.5-23) Released

This release of Clonezilla live (2.4.5-23) includes minor enhancements and
bug fixes.
ENHANCEMENTS and CHANGES
* The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This release is
based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2016/Feb/10).
* Linux kernel was updated to 4.3.5-1. From Linux kernel v4, the default
union file system has been changed to overlay, therefore if you edit boot
parameter manually, you have to use "union=overlay". No more using
"union=aufs". Due to the linux kernel change in Debian repository, no
more i586 linux kernel, so now Debian-based Clonezilla live is only
released with 3 architectures: i686, i686-pae and amd64.
BUG FIXES
* Failed to set keyboard layout due to console-common was removed. Thanks
to Matthew M for reporting this. (https://sourceforge.net/p/clonezilla/
support-requests/70/)

Posted by Steven Shiau 2016-02-10 Labels: stable release

Stable Clonezilla live (2.4.5-20) Released

* This release of Clonezilla live (2.4.5-20) includes major enhancements and
bug fixes.
*

ENHANCEMENTS and CHANGES
* The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This release is
based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2016/Feb/03).
* Linux kernel was updated to 4.3.3-7. From Linux kernel v4, the default
union file system has been changed to overlay, therefore if you edit boot
parameter manually, you have to use "union=overlay". No more using
"union=aufs". Due to the linux kernel change in Debian repository, no
more i586 linux kernel, so now Debian-based Clonezilla live is only
released with 3 architectures: i686, i686-pae and amd64.
* Partclone was updated to 0.2.87-drbl2. A fat16 issue was fixed. Thanks to
Łukasz Stefanowicz for reporting this. (http://sourceforge.net/p/
clonezilla/bugs/237/)
* New file system nilfs2 is supported in this release.
* Now ocs-onthefly supports nvme device cloning, and can work for different
types of disk cloning, e.g. nvme0n1 -> sda or vice versa.
* Make ocs-install-grub run when it's a GPT disk with a special "bios_boot"
partition exists in the machine using legacy BIOS.
* By default the image integrity will be checked before restoring. The
option "-scr" can be used to skip this checking. Thanks to Nabi OUMAROV
(contact at nabioumarov com) for the feedback.
* The option "-sc" was replaced by "-scs" in drbl-ocs and ocs-sr. This will
be easier to tell the differences between saving and restoring image.
Option "-sc" is still working in the same way with "-scs", but might be
dropped in the future.
* Packages fatresize, nilfs-tools and fancontrol were added.
* Add removing swapfile.sys in ocs-rm-win-swap-hib. Thanks to Bartosz
Bątorek batorek at gmail com> for suggesting this.... read more

Posted by Steven Shiau 2016-02-03 Labels: stable release

Stable Clonezilla live (2.4.2-61) Released

This release of Clonezilla live (2.4.2-61) includes major enhancements and bug fixes.
ENHANCEMENTS and CHANGES
The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This
release is based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2015/Oct/12).
Linux kernel was updated to 4.2.3-1. From Linux kernel v4, the default union file system has been changed to overlay, therefore if you
edit boot parameter manually, you have to use "union=overlay". No more using "union=aufs".
Partclone was updated to 0.2.83-drbl1. An xfs issue was fixed.
Package util-linux was updated to 2.27-3.
Not only eno, but also other NIC name like enp will be searched
in ocs-live-netcfg.
Package zerofree was added.
Proportition GPT partition layout could be created by the option
"-k1".
Language file zh_CN was updated. Thanks to Zhiqiang Zhang.
BUG FIXES
Option "-C" failed to pass to partclone in ocs-onthefly when option "-icds" is used for GPT disk.
When multiple disks contain grub root partition, ocs-install-grub
detected the root partition outside the restored ones.
Autlogin failed when PXE booting clonezilla live without username
in the boot parameters.
Updating EFI NVRAM only when restoring disk. Thanks to pedro
sencha for reporting this issue.... read more

Posted by Steven Shiau 2015-10-20 Labels: stable release

Stable Clonezilla live (2.4.2-32) Released

This release of Clonezilla live (2.4.2-32) includes major enhancements and bug fixes. *
ENHANCEMENTS and CHANGES ***
- The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This release is based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2015/Aug/05).
- Linux kernel was updated to 4.1.3-1. From Linux kernel v4, the default union file system has been changed to overlay, therefore if you edit boot parameter manually, you have to use "union=overlay". No more using "union=aufs".
- Partclone was updated to 0.2.81-drbl2. Now it supports VMFS partition >= 256 GB. A TUI crash issue for vmfs was fixed. Updated xfs and e2fs libs were used.
- Enabled vmfs3 and vmfs5 support since partclone has solved the issue.
- Live-boot was updated to 4.0.2-1.drbl4. Parameter nicif was added back.
- Program sfdisk (>=2.26) is used as the default program to create GPT partition. Program sgdisk is the backup plan.
- A better mechanism was added to get the linking status of network card in ocs-live-netcfg.
- When /home/partimag is a mount point, prep-ocsroot should use "skip" as the default item. Thanks to Bruce Solomon [rufovillosum at yahoo com].
- NVME device is supported.... read more

Posted by Steven Shiau 2015-08-05 Labels: stable release

Stable Clonezilla live (2.4.2-10) Released

This release of Clonezilla live (2.4.2-10) includes major enhancements and bug fixes.
ENHANCEMENTS and CHANGES
- The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This release is based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2015/Jun/08).
- Linux kernel was updated to 4.0.2-1. The default union file system has been changed to overlay, therefore if you edit boot parameter manually, you have to use "union=overlay". No more using "union=aufs".
- Switched to use systemd instead of sysvinit. Following the way in upstream.
- Switched to use live-build/live-boot/live-config v4. All the boot parameters should remain the same. However, the boot parameter "components" introduced in live-boot v4 has to be added if you edit the boot parameters manually.
- Partclone was updated to 0.2.78.drbl1. A btrfs issue has been fixed, and an issue about imaging a partition >=16 TB was fixed. Thanks to Abdullayev Natiq (natiq2004 at yahoo com) for helping to solve it.
- Package drbl was updated to 2.15.14-drbl1, and clonezilla was updated to 3.16.10-drbl1.
- Syslinux was updated to 6.03+dfsg-7.
- Language files en_US, ca_ES, de_DE, es_ES, fr_FR, it_IT, ja_JP, and sk_SK were updated. Thanks to René Mérou, Michael Vinzenz, Juan Ramón Martínez, Jean-Francois Nifenecker, Gianfranco Gentili, Akira YOSHIYAMA, and Ondrej Dzivy Balucha.
- Language files for Hungarian were added. Thanks to Greg Marki (info.mlc at freemail hu) for providing the files.
Program util-linux was updated to 2.26.2-6. Due to the option "-R" is removed from "sfdisk", we now switch to use "blockdev --rereadpt". Thanks to Ismael (razzziel at users sf net) for reporting this.
- AWS S3 and OpenStack Swift resource are added in the image repositories list.
- Package gdisk was updated to 1.0.0-drbl1.
- Clonezilla live iso file is ready for uEFI booting for using dd command to put on USB flash drive.
- Adding a link file ocs-prep-home to prep-ocsroot.
- Adding a link file ocs-cvt-dev to cnvt-ocs-dev.
- A better mechanism to parse the PV was implemented. Thanks to Uditha De Silva.
- Program ocs-install-grub now could handle the grub boot loader on root partition instead of MBR.
- Package zbackup was added.
- Package tinc was added. Thanks to Michael Munger (michael at highpoweredhelp com) for suggesting this.
- Package cloudfuse was added.
- Package ifenslave, s3fs and ca-certificates were added in the packages list of Clonezilla live.
BUG FIXES
- Program ocs-onthefly failed to clone swap partition for GPT disk. Thanks to Uwe Dippel for reporting this issue. (https://sourceforge.net/p/clonezilla/discussion/Open_discussion/thread/907b3c87).
- The error "Unable to find target partition" on uEFI machine when restoring an image was fixed. Newer gdisk/sgdisk (1.0.0) fixes this issue.... read more

Posted by Steven Shiau 2015-06-09 Labels: stable release

Stable Clonezilla live (2.3.2-22) Released

This release of Clonezilla live (2.3.2-22) includes major enhancements and bug fixes.
ENHANCEMENTS and CHANGES
* The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded.
This release is based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2015/Feb/17).
* Linux kernel was updated to 3.16.7-ckt4-3.
* Package bindfs and ntpdate were added.
* Partclone was updated to 0.2.76.drbl1, and partclone-utils was updated to 0.3.1-drbl1.
* Package drbl was updated to 2.13.7-drbl1, and clonezilla was updated to 3.13.29-drbl1.
* Syslinux was updated to 6.03+dfsg-5.
* Languages files en_US, es_ES, it_IT, de_DE, sk_SK, ca_ES, ja_JP, and fr_FR were updated. Thanks to Juan Ramón Martínez,
Gianfranco Gentili, Michael Vinzenz, Ondrej Dzivy Balucha,
René Mérou, Akira YOSHIYAMA, and Jean-Francois Nifenecker.
* An encryption mechanism for Clonezilla image files was added.
* A boot parameter "ocs_dmesg_n" was added so that it can be used to set the level at which logging of messages is done to the console. If not assigned, prevents all messages, except emergency (panic) messages, i.e. n=1. Thanks to Greg Bell.
* With the workaround proposed by Thomas Tsai, now the image repository could be on WebDAV server.
* A file "dev-fs.list" containing device and file system list is added to Clonezilla image.
* Packages refit and gptsync were removed because they are not in Debian repository anymore.
* Now Clonezilla could be used to image Chromium OS or Chrome OS.
* The default volume size is now set as 4096 MB instead of 2000 MB.
* The option "-i, --image-size" description was added in the usage of ocs-sr. Thanks to Kirkx for this suggestion.
(https://sourceforge.net/p/clonezilla/discussion/Clonezilla_live/thread/a5814dab)... read more

Posted by Steven Shiau 2015-02-17 Labels: stable release

Stable Clonezilla live (2.3.1-18) Released

This release of Clonezilla live (2.3.1-18) includes major enhancements and bug fixes.
ENHANCEMENTS and CHANGES
* The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This release is based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2014/Dec/08).
* Linux kernel was updated to 3.16.7-2.
* Package drbl was updated to 2.11.13-drbl1, and clonezilla was updated to 3.12.7-drbl1.
* Syslinux was updated to 6.03.
* Language files de_DE, ca_ES, es_ES, fr_FR, it_IT, ja_JP.UTF-8, tr_TR and sk_SK was updated. Thanks to Michael Vinzenz, Juan Ramón Martínez, René Mérou, Jean-Francois Nifenecker, Gianfranco Gentili, Akira YOSHIYAMA, Volkan GEZER and Ondrej Dzivy Balucha.
* A mechanism was added to check if i386 library (libc6-i386 or glibc.i686) exists on x86-64 system when running makeboot.sh due to syslinux included in Clonezilla live is 32-bit.
* Linux kernel i486 was replaced by i586 because now only i586 kernel exists on Debian Sid repository.
* A better way to deal with --rsyncable option of gzip and pigz was implemented. (https://sourceforge.net/p/clonezilla/discussion/Open_discussion/thread/8d5f80a6/)
* Adding support for device name format like /dev/rd/c0d0 and /dev/ida/c0d0 RAID cards. (https://sourceforge.net/p/clonezilla/discussion/Clonezilla_live/thread/e82e1c04/)
* Now Clonezilla could support PV on disk, not only on partition.
* Fake RAID/firmware RAID is now supported if its device naming style is /dev/md.
* The partition from an image could be now restored to different name device, e.g. sda1 could be restored to sdb5.... read more

Posted by Steven Shiau 2014-12-09 Labels: stable release

Stable Clonezilla live (2.2.4-12) Released

This release of Clonezilla live (2.2.4-12) includes major enhancements and
bug fixes.
ENHANCEMENTS and CHANGES
* The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This release is
based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2014/Sep/15).
* Linux kernel was updated to 3.16.2-3.
* Package partclone was updated to 0.2.73.drbl1 with new support for f2fs
and updated exfat lib.
* Package drbl was updated to 2.9.22-drbl1, and clonezilla was updated to
3.10.33-drbl1.
* Syslinux was updated to 6.03-pre20.
* Package f2fs-tools, iw, davfs2, fstransform and rfkill were added.
* Language files of Turkish were added. Thanks to Ömer YILDIZ .
BUG FIXES
* The vmwgfx.enable_fbdev=1 instead of vmwgfx.enable_fbdev=no is used in
boot parameters. Now we use vesafb instead of uvesafb in both Debian-
based and Ubuntu-based Clonezilla live. No more uvesafb for Ubuntu-based
one so no conflicting between vmwgfx and uvesafb.

Posted by Steven Shiau 2014-09-17 Labels: stable

Stable Clonezilla live (2.2.3-25) Released

This release of Clonezilla live (2.2.3-25) includes major enhancements
and bug fixes.
ENHANCEMENTS and CHANGES
* The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This
release is based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2014/Jun/01).
* Linux kernel was updated to 3.14.7-1.
* Package drbl was updated to 2.9.9-drbl1, and clonezilla was
updated to 3.10.26-drbl1.
* Syslinux was updated to 6.03-pre17.
* Program makeboot.sh was patched by Ceasar Sun to support xfs, ufs
and ffs.
* Language files ca_ES, de_DE, es_ES, fr_FR, it_IT, ja_JP.UTF-8 and
sk_SK was updated. Thanks to René Mérou, Michael Vinzenz, Juan Ramón
Martínez, Alex Ibáñez López, Jean-Francois Nifenecker, Gianfranco
Gentili, Akira YOSHIYAMA, and Ondrej Dzivy Balucha.
* A testing program "ocs-img-2-vdk" was added. It can be used to
convert Clonezilla image as virtual disk file (qcow2 and vmdk) via KVM.
To use it, qemu-utils and qemu-kvm packages are required.... read more

Posted by Steven Shiau 2014-07-01 Labels: stable release

Stable Clonezilla live (2.2.2-37) Released

This release of Clonezilla live (2.2.2-37) includes minor enhancements and bug fixes.
ENHANCEMENTS and CHANGES
* The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This release is based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2014/Apr/15).
* Package drbl was updated to 2.8.10-drbl1, and clonezilla was updated to 3.10.2-drbl1.
* Package ntfs-3g was updated to 2014.2.15AR.1-1.
* Package parted was updated to 2.3-20.... read more

Posted by Steven Shiau 2014-04-17 Labels: stable release

Stable Clonezilla live (2.2.2-32) Released

This release of Clonezilla live (2.2.2-32) includes major enhancements and bug fixes.
ENHANCEMENTS and CHANGES
* The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This release is based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2014/Mar/31).
* Linux kernel was updated to 3.13.7-1.
* Partclone was updated to 0.2.70. An issue about restoring image file to raw format has been fixed (http://sourceforge.net/p/clonezilla/
discussion/Clonezilla_live/thread/4db4b2bd/). Thanks to quaid for
reporting this issue.
* Syslinux was updated to 6.03-pre9.
* Package drbl was updated to 2.8.6-drbl1, and clonezilla was updated to 3.9.49-drbl1.
* Two options were added to makeboot.sh: -L and -U. Patch provided by Ceasar Sun.
* A boot parameter "ocs_prompt_mode" was added so some of the prompt could be shown in TUI or CMD mode.
* Function parse_cmdline_option of drbl-functions was updated to accept all print characters ([[:print:]]). Thanks to Fuchs (fusi1939 at users sf net) for this suggestion.
* Image creating time will be shown in the prompt before restoring an image.
* An example gen-rec-usb was added. It could be used to create a recovery USB flash drive directly from the machine. Thanks to ilovecats for this idea.
* The example "clone-multiple-usb-example.sh" was removed because it's in the main menu already.
* An unattended option (-b) was added to makeboot.sh.
* Package libc6-i386 was added in all AMD64 version so that some 32-bit programs could be run.
* The "syslinux" and "isolinux" dirs of Clonezilla live have been unified as one dir "syslinux". Thanks to Ady (ady-sf at hotmail com) for this suggestion.
* An option "-d syslinux" was added when running syslinux in makeboot.sh/makeboot.bat/makeboot64.bat. Thanks to Ady (ady-sf at hotmail com) for this suggestion.
* The option "--rsyncable" was added for gzip/pigz when saving an image (https://sourceforge.net/p/clonezilla/discussion/Open_discussion/thread/8d5f80a6). Thanks to lucatrv for providing this idea.
* Pixz is used in ocs-onthefly local to remote cloning. An option to use xz as filter program was added, too.
* Switching back to lbzip2 (http://sourceforge.net/p/clonezilla/discussion/Open_discussion/thread/141facdc/). Thanks to Steven Goris for reminding this.
* Language files ca_ES and zh_CN were updated. Thanks to Juan Ramón
Martínez, René Mérou, and Zhiqiang Zhang.... read more

Posted by Steven Shiau 2014-04-01 Labels: 2.2.2-32

Stable Clonezilla live (2.2.1-25) Released

This release of Clonezilla live (2.2.1-25) includes major enhancements and bug fixes.
ENHANCEMENTS and CHANGES
* The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This release is based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2014/Jan/13).
* Linux kernel was updated to 3.12.6-2.
* Partclone was updated to 0.2.69.drbl1. Bugs about reiser4 and btrfs have been fixed.
* Syslinux was updated to 6.03-pre1. This should fix a boot issue on some BIOS machine, e.g. Acer Aspire One.
* Package drbl was updated to 2.7.18-drbl1, and clonezilla was updated to 3.9.10-drbl1.
* The output of blkid will be saved in the image dir as blkid.list.
* Packages bcache-tools and chntpw were added.
* Package pixz was added, and is used for parallel xz compression/
decompression.
* A mechanism to convert image compression format was added. It can be used to convert the gz compression to xz compression, for example.
* Language files, it_IT, fr_FR, de_DE, andja_JP.UTF-8 were updated. Thanks to Gianfranco Gentili, Jean-Francois Nifenecker, Michael Vinzenz, and Akira YOSHIYAMA.
* The code for restoring MBRs was extracted as a single program, ocs-restore-mbr, allowing it to be used more easily.
* The install_grub_hd function in ocs-functions was extracted as a program "ocs-install-grub" so that it's easier to be run separately.... read more

Posted by Steven Shiau 2014-01-14 Labels: stable release

Stable Clonezilla live (2.2.0-31) Released

This release of Clonezilla live (2.2.0-31) includes minor enhancements and bug fixes.
ENHANCEMENTS and CHANGES
* The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This release is based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2013/Nov/25).
* Package drbl was updated to 2.6.15-drbl1, and clonezilla was updated to 3.8.14-drbl1.
* Package htop was added.
BUG FIXES
* Boot parameter "noprompt" was replaced by "noeject" in live-boot version 3. It should be used that in Clonezilla live.
* Ubuntu-based Clonezilla live failed to make preset keyboard-layout work. Thanks to Michael Vinzenz for tests.

Posted by Steven Shiau 2013-11-26 Labels: stable release

Stable Clonezilla live (2.2.0-29) Released

This release of Clonezilla live (2.2.0-29) includes minor enhancements and bug fixes.

ENHANCEMENTS and CHANGES
* The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This release is based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2013/Nov/18).
* Linux kernel was updated to 3.11.8-1.
* Package drbl was updated to 2.6.9-drbl1, and clonezilla was updated to 3.8.11-drbl1.
* Package live-boot was updated to 3.0.1-1.drbl4. Because udev 196
introduced a new "hwdb" builtin, it was added in live.hook.
* "quiet" was added to the boot parameters. Besides, Ubuntu-based
Clonezilla live now uses splash booting by default.... read more

Posted by Steven Shiau 2013-11-19 Labels: stable release

Stable Clonezilla live (2.2.0-16) Released

This release of Clonezilla live (2.2.0-16) includes major enhancements
and bug fixes.
ENHANCEMENTS and CHANGES
* The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This
release is based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2013/Oct/29).
* Linux kernel was updated to 3.11.6-1.
* Package drbl was updated to 2.6.8-drbl1, and clonezilla was
updated to 3.8.2-drbl1.
* Package partclone-utils was updated to 0.2.1-drbl1.
* Package tcplay was updated to 1.1-1.
* This release was built with live-build 3, so the live-boot was
updated to 3.0.1-1.drbl3, and live-config was updated to 3.0.23-1.drbl2.
* The uEFI secure boot is now supported in AMD64 Ubuntu-based
Clonezilla live, 20131029-saucy. It's not supported in the Debian-based
one because Debian does not release any signed EFI pre-bootloader "shim".
* This release uses gfxmode=auto, and removes load_video and
faekbios in grub.cfg.
* A small font size issue in KMS mode has been improved.... read more

Posted by Steven Shiau 2013-10-29

Stable Clonezilla live (2.1.2-43) Released

This release of Clonezilla live (2.1.2-43) includes major enhancements and bug fixes.
ENHANCEMENTS and CHANGES
* The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This release is based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2013/Aug/19).
* Linux kernel was updated to 3.10.7-1.
* The package drbl was updated to 2.4.28-drbl, and clonezilla was updated to 3.5.17-drbl1.
* Package syslinux was updated to 5.10.
* Gdisk was updated to 0.8.7-1.
* SD card device (/dev/mmcblk0) cloning or imaging is supported.
* Program ocs-expand-mbr-pt will keep linux swap partition size. Thanks to Fabien Voland for this suggestion.
* The dir /EFI-imgs in live CD/USB was moved under the dir /EFI/, and was renamed as images (so now it's /EFI/images/).
* An option "sec=ntlm" was added in prep-ocsroot. Thanks to Jack and Dave Higton for reporting this issue.
* Default DNS server 8.8.8.8 is used in ocs-live-netcfg.
* A program update-nvram-efi-boot-entry was added for updating the booting device in EFI NVRAM. Thanks to Les Mikesell (lesmikesell at gmail com), Laszlo Ersek (lacos at caesar elte hu) and Peter Sun (PeterSun at ememory com tw) for reporting this issue.
* An option "-iefi" was added in in the restoring dialog menu.
* File containing the output of "efibootmgr -v" will be saved as efi-nvram.data in image dir.
* Language files ca_ES, de_DE, es_ES, it_IT, fr_FR, ja_JP.UTF-8, zh_CN and zh_TW were updated. Thanks to René Mérou, Michael Vinzenz, Juan Ramón Martínez, Gianfranco Gentili, Jean-Francois Nifenecker, Akira YOSHIYAMA, and Zhiqiang Zhang.... read more

Posted by Steven Shiau 2013-08-27

Stable Clonezilla live (2.1.2-20) Released

This release of Clonezilla live (2.1.2-20) includes major enhancements
and bug fixes.
ENHANCEMENTS and CHANGES
* The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This
release is based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2013/Jul/03).
* Linux kernel was updated to 3.9.8-1.
* Partclone was updated to 0.2.66.drbl1. A better disk cache
mechanism was used.
* The package drbl was updated to 2.4.18-drbl1, and clonezilla was
updated to 3.5.1-drbl1.
* The disk size info will be shown when selecting the images during
restoring.
* A summary of ocs-chkimg will be shown after image is checked.
Thanks to Elke Moritz <moritz at="" linuxtag="" org=""> for this suggestion.
* Package syslinux was updated to 5.01.
* Packages lziprecover, nwipe and efibootmgr were added.
* With the option "-k1" and "-icds" enabled, if the used data blocks
are within the partition boundary, it's possible larger partition could
be cloned to smaller one.... read more

Posted by Steven Shiau 2013-07-09

Stable Clonezilla live (2.1.1-25) Released

This release of Clonezilla live (2.1.1-25) includes minor enhancements and bug fixes.
ENHANCEMENTS and CHANGES

  • The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This release is based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2013/Apr/20).
  • Linux kernel was updated to 3.2.41-2.
  • Partclone was updated to 0.2.60.drbl1.
  • The package drbl was updated to 2.3.28-drbl1, and clonezilla was updated to 3.3.40-drbl1.
  • Sample file "custom-ocs-1" was updated.
  • A Dialog menu is used in the final action of Clonezilla live.
  • The MAC address of a network card will be shown when configuring the network settings.... read more
Posted by Steven Shiau 2013-04-30

Stable Clonezilla live (2.1.1-7) Released

This release of Clonezilla live (2.1.1-7) includes minor enhancements and bug fixes.

*** ENHANCEMENTS and CHANGES ***
* The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This release is based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2013/Mar/14).
* Partclone was updated to 0.2.59.
* Clonezilla is now able to image Minix.
* Program keyutils was added. Thanks to Joe M. for this suggestion.
* Command grub-install is no longer run for grub1 on an ext4 file system when grub-install is from Debian. This prevents a potential indefinite hang.
* A prompt about skipping re-installing grub 1 in ocs-functions was improved.
* For imaging/cloning partition mode, "-g auto" is no longer turned on by default. While it's still on for the imaging/cloning disk mode.
* The progress bar for resize2fs was turned on when resizing the ext file system to fit the partition size.
*** BUG FIXES ***
* Bugs where ocs-onthefly failed to use the "-k1" option and where ocs-tux-postprocess did not search LV were fixed.
* A bug where there was no ocs-update-syslinux process in ocs-onthefly was fixed.

Posted by Steven Shiau 2013-03-19

Stable Clonezilla live (2.1.0-26) Released

This release of Clonezilla live (2.1.0-26) includes major enhancements and bug fixes.
*** ENHANCEMENTS and CHANGES ***
* The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This release is
based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2013/Feb/26).
* Linux kernel was updated to 3.2.39-1.
* Multipath devices, e.g. /dev/cciss/c0d0, are now supported natively. No
more linking them to /dev/sd[a-z]. Therefore now LVM on cciss device are
supported. Thanks to the patch files from Miracle Linux.
* A "blkdev.list" info file was added in the image dir.
* Xen disk (/dev/xvd[a-z]) was added as a supported device.
* Three log files, /var/log/clonezilla.log, /var/log/ocs-netcfg.log, and /
var/log/ocs-mount.log are used to save the logs.
* Language file ca_ES, de_DE, es_ES, it_IT, fr_FR, ja_JP.UTF-8, zh_CN and
zh_TW were updated. Thanks to René Mérou, Michael Vinzenz, Alex
Ibáñez López, Gianfranco Gentili, Jean-Francois Nifenecker, Akira
YOSHIYAMA, and Zhiqiang Zhang.
* Package partclone was updated to 0.2.58.drbl1. An issue with imaging JFS
partitions larger than 50 GB has been fixed.
* Adding "-m 1024" option to partclone. This should increase the imaging
efficiency. Thanks to Ingo Wolf Wolf _at_ gmx de> for this suggestion.
* An option -srel|--save-restore-error-log to force saving error log in the
image dir was added in ocs-sr and drbl-ocs. By default, we do not save
that in the image directory when restoring. Only when saving it will be
saved in the image dir.
* Package udisks was added the packages list for Clonezilla live. Thanks to
fusi1939 for this suggestion.
* Pacakge extlinux was added. Therefore makeboot.sh can now make a USB
flash flash drive with NTFS, ext2/3/4, and btrfs bootable.
*** BUG FIXES ***
* A bug where makeboot.sh failed to deal with path names containing white
space was fixed
* Boot parameter containing "$" character did not work for ocs related
parameters. Thanks to kuen-shieh yang for reporting this issue.

Posted by Steven Shiau 2013-02-27

Stable Clonezilla live (2.0.1-15) Released

This release of Clonezilla live (2.0.1-15) includes minor enhancements and bug fixes.
*** ENHANCEMENTS and CHANGES ***
* The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This release is based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2012/Dec/17).
* Linux kernel was updated to 3.2.35-1.
* Module floppy was listed in the blacklist. The floppy is normally useless but if it exists, it might cause the disk detection delay. If floppy is required, a user still can run "modprobe floppy" to load it.
* Catalan language was added. Thanks to René Mérou and Innocent De Marchi.
* Language file de_DE, it_IT, fr_FR, ja_JP.UTF-8, zh_CN and zh_TW were updated. Thanks to Michael Vinzenz, Gianfranco Gentili, Jean-Francois Nifenecker, Akira YOSHIYAMA, and Zhiqiang Zhang.... read more

Posted by Steven Shiau 2012-12-18

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