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Linux Distribution: Clonezilla Live
Url: http://clonezilla.sourceforge.net/

 
You're probably familiar with the popular proprietary commercial package Norton Ghost®, and its OpenSource counterpart, Partition Image. The problem with these software packages is that it takes a lot of time to massively clone systems to many computers.

About Clonezilla Live
Features of Clonezilla


  • Free (GPL) Software.


  • Filesystem supported: ext2, ext3, reiserfs, xfs, jfs of GNU/Linux, and FAT, NTFS of MS Windows. Therefore you can clone GNU/Linux or MS windows. For these file systems, only used blocks in partition are saved and restored. For unsupported file system, sector-to-sector copy is done by dd in Clonezilla.


  • LVM2 (LVM version 1 is not) under GNU/Linux is supported.


  • Multicast is supported in Clonezilla server edition, which is suitable for massively clone. You can also remotely use it to save or restore a bunch of computers if PXE and Wake-on-LAN are supported in your clients.


  • Based on Partimage, ntfsclone and dd to clone partition. However, clonezilla, containing some other programs, can save and restore not only partitions, but also a whole disk.


  • By using another free software drbl-winroll, which is also developed by us, the hostname, group, and SID of cloned MS windows machine can be automatically changed.

Releases:
2009-02-03 00:00:00.0 Clonezilla Live 1.2.1-37 has been released    View
Clonezilla live 1.2.1-37 (stable) released. In this release, we have two new languages and some improvements in cloning Microsoft Windows. The details: based on Debian 'Lenny' repository on 2009-01-26; Italian and Spanish language files were added; collecting hardware info is now faster; functions to save and restore hidden data between Master Boot Record (MBR) and 1st partition were added; the option to use ntfsreloc (-e1 auto) to fix CHS based on the value of EDD was added; miscellaneous minor bug fixes.
2008-12-10 00:00:00.0 Clonezilla Live 1.2.1-23 is available    View
This release is a bugs-fixed version with some minor updates.
  • Based on Debian Lenny repository on Dec/08/2008. Newer kernel 2.6.26-11 is used.
  • Some typos in en_US were fixed. Thanks to Jason and John Clegg.
  • hexedit and cryptsetup were added in Clonezilla live. Thanks to Orgad Shaneh for this idea.
  • Serial no of disk is shown when saving parts. Thanks to Eric Lu.
  • Now we can use custom-ocs with an image included in ocs-iso and ocs-live-dev. Thanks to Orgad Shaneh for this idea.
  • Clonezilla now will honor the boot parameter ocs_pre_run, and it will be run during booting.
  • "-b" option was added to restoring mode in Clonezilla. Thanks to Jean-Francois Nifenecker
  • New gpxe 0.9.6.
  • Bug fixed: locales list in ocs-live-hook.conf without comma. Thanks to Orgad Shaneh.
  • Bug fixed: When creating recovery iso/zip with "ocs-sr -x", the reboot/shudown/none option was asked twice. Thanks to Jean-Francois Nifenecker.
2008-03-18 00:00:00.0 Clonezilla Live 1.0.9-19 has been released    View
Clonezilla Live 1.0.9-19 (stable) released. This release is a bug-fixed one with some minor updates: fixed - Memtest86, FreeDOS and Etherboot were not listed in syslinux boot; fixed - CCISS RAID device restoration was broken; fixed - when 'ocs-iso -s' or 'ocs-live-dev -c -s' was run, Etherboot and FreeDOS images were not copied; syslinux related files are now in /syslinux; added sdparm, zip and unzip; makeboot.exe is replaced by makeboot.sh so that USB flash drive will boot successfully with kernel under /casper; Partclone 0.0.6 is used now so clone.fat is available; more descriptions were added to the boot menu; an option for VGA mode 640x480 was added.
2007-10-26 00:00:00.0 Kiwi Linux 7.10 is available    View
The Kiwi 7.10 live CD for i386, based on Ubuntu 7.10, is available.
 
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