The Next Stable Clonezilla Live - 1.2.8-42

Clonezilla live 1.2.8-42 is planned as the next stable release on May 17, 2011.

This release of Clonezilla live (1.2.8-42) includes major enhancements, changes and bug fixes.
* The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This release is based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2011/May/13).
* Linux kernel was updated to 2.6.38-5.
* Syslinux was updated to 4.04.
* Initrd was compressed with XZ, and this makes Clonezilla live iso/zip file smaller by 3 MB.
* The pre-run and post-run commands were moved to the login shell instead of init so now it can be interactive, .e.g. sshfs mounting with password input.
* The grub2 boot loader for EFI was added. This is a testing function for booting a Mac machine from an USB device with GPT partition.
* The "gPXE" in the boot menu is replaced by "iPXE".
* //NOTE// From Clonezilla live 1.2.6-24, if you manage the boot parameters by yourself, you have to put the extra boot parameter "config" or "live-config" to make live-config to work.
* //NOTE// From Clonezilla live 1.2.6-24, due to the change in Live-boot, the boot parameter to assign static IP address has been changed. The new format is:


* Typos fixed.
* A workaround to avoid the sshfs "Read: connection reset by peer" or "remote host has disconnected" issues.

Posted by Steven Shiau 2011-05-13

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