The Free and Open Source Software for Disk Imaging and Cloning

This release of Clonezilla live (20160529-xenial) includes minor enhancements and bug fixes.


  • The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This release is based on the Ubuntu Xenial (16.04) repository (as of 2016/May/29).
  • Linux kernel was updated to 4.4.0-22.40.
  • 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.


  • Failed to change the host name of MS Windows. Now use iproute2 to get MAC address and IP address info in ocs-chnthn-functions. Thanks to Richard Stanway for the patch. (
  • Renaming live image extension to .tar when using tar. Thanks to minh hieu trinh for reporting this. (