Linux News Today: Clonezilla Live 2.4.2-61 Stable Is Out with Linux Kernel 4.2.3, Many Improvements

On October 20, Steven Shiau was proud to announce the release of a new stable build of his famous Clonezilla Live disk and partition cloning and imaging solution based on Debian GNU/Linux.

According to Mr. Shiau’s announcement, Clonezilla Live 2.4.2-61 is now powered by the latest and most advanced Linux 4.2.3 kernel and was synchronized with the upstream software repositories of the Debian GNU/Linux Sid (Unstable) operating system as of October 12, 2015.

“The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded,” said Steven Shiau. “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.'”

Clonezilla Live 2.4.2-61 updates the Partclone partition cloning utility to version 0.2.83-drbl1, a release that adds better support for XFS filesystems, updates the util-linux package to version 2.27-3, adds the zerofree tool, and updates the Simplified Chinese language translation.

Moreover, the ocs-live-netcfg component of Clonezilla Live was updated to search eno* NIC names, in addition to enp* ones, and support for creating a GUID Partition Table (GPT) partition layout using the “-k1” option was implemented in the Live CD.

Several bugs were fixed

Besides all the nice features listed above, Clonezilla Live 2.4.2-61 fixes multiple issues reported by users since the previous version. Among these, we can mention support for updating the EFI NVRAM only during restore disk operations, and some autologin issues during the PXE (Preboot Execution Environment) boot process were fixed.

Lastly, users will now be able to use the “-C” option to interact with partclone and ocs-onthefly if the “-icds” option is in use for a GPT partitioned disk, and the ocs-install-grub component will no longer detect root partitions that are outside those that have been restored. Download Clonezilla Live 2.4.2-61 right now from Softpedia.

Via Softpedia