Today, December 15, GNU/Linux developer Steven Shiau, the maintainer and creator of the well-known GParted Live and Clonezilla Live projects, has announced the immediate availability for download and testing of Clonezilla Live 2.4.5-6.
According to the internal changelog, which we’ve attached at the end of the article for reference, Clonezilla Live 2.4.5-6 is a development milestone towards the next major stable release of the GNU/Linux distribution used for disk cloning and imaging operations on any supported file system and operating system.
Based on the Debian Sid software repository as of December 15, 2015, and powered by Linux kernel 4.3.1, Clonezilla Live 2.4.5-6 drops support for the i586 (32-bit) hardware architecture. This means that you can now use the Live CD only on i686 (32-bit non-PAE), i686-PAE (32-bit) and amd64 (64-bit) machines.
“The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This release is based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2015/Dec/15),” said Steven Shiau. “Linux kernel was updated to 4.3.1-1. Due to this change, no more i586 kernel, now only i686, i686-pae and amd64.”
Updated applications, bugfixes, and more
Besides upgrading the kernel packages to Linux 4.3, Clonezilla Live 2.4.5-6 updates the most important components to a new version. Therefore, the clonezilla utility has been brought to version 3.19.4-drbl1, and the drbl package to version 2.18.6-drbl1. Moreover, a correction has been made for the Brazilian Portugues language, related to the translation of the “Shutdown” word.
Last but not least, Clonezilla Live 2.4.5-6 fixes a bug that prevented partitions from being expanded under certain conditions, and as a workaround, it should be added to the later partition in the ocs-expand-gpt-pt component. More details can be found in the release notes posted below. Download Clonezilla Live 2.4.5-6 right now from Softpedia, but please keep in mind that it’s a pre-release piece of software, not suitable for production use.