Clonezilla

The Free and Open Source Software for Disk Imaging and Cloning

This release of Clonezilla live (20190108-cosmic) includes major enhancements and bug fixes.

ENHANCEMENTS and CHANGES

  • The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This release is based on the Ubuntu Bionic (18.10) repository (as of 2019/Jan/08).
  • Linux kernel was updated to 4.18.0-11.12.
  • Partclone was updated to 0.3.12+gitfeb58af.
  • Package ldmtool and haveged were added.
  • Package curl was added. Thanks to andrew441973 for asking this.
  • Package network-manager was added so that user can use "nmtui" to configure network if it's necessary, especially for wifi.
  • Make unknown fs as "dd", and the image name for partition like: sda3.dd-img.aa is now a legacy. It's replaced by sda3.dd-ptcl-img.lzma.aa. Rewrite the same mechanism in ocs-onthefly.
  • In addition to massive-deployment mode, the interactive-client mode was added so that lite server can provide the ability to enter interactive mode of Clonezilla live in the clients.
  • Let live-build 20180618 handle uEFI boot, so ocs-put-signed-grub2-efi-bldr and ocs-gen-grub2-efi-bldr are deprecated. The changes:
    1. /boot/grub/efiboot.img is /boot/grub/efi.img now.
    2. /EFI/boot/grub.cfg is moved to /boot/grub/grub.cfg now.
  • Temporarily disable dislocker-find in ocs-get-part-info due to some issues: (1) It's broken in Debian Sid: https://bugs.debian.org/906430; (2) https://sourceforge.net/p/clonezilla/discussion/Open_discussion/thread/e1264596

BUG FIXES

  • To RAM option should also copy EFI dir so that the recovery iso/zip script works. Thanks to Mr. Brandon Lancaster for reporting this issue.
  • Not to check source device busy in network mode for ocs-onthefly. Thanks to Xuewen Wang for providing this patch. Ref: https://github.com/stevenshiau/clonezilla/pull/42
  • Blacklist Dell machine for update-efi-nvram-boot-entry due to these issues:
    1. https://sourceforge.net/p/clonezilla/discussion/Open_discussion/thread/9fc9c4dee3/
    2. https://sourceforge.net/p/clonezilla/discussion/Clonezilla_live/thread/76ba35a226/
    3. https://sourceforge.net/p/clonezilla/bugs/310/
    4. Thanks to Stefan Zipprich, alandy, and MRadu for reporting this issue.
  • A workaround to avoid TERM "xterm-256color" crashing Partclone: https://sourceforge.net/p/clonezilla/bugs/305/. Thanks to Laurent B for reporting this.
  • Return code for checksum was wrong. Thanks to Korver.Kirk (Kirk.Korver _at_ IGT com) for reporting this. Ref: https://sourceforge.net/p/clonezilla/mailman/message/36454003/
  • Failed to create correct files for BT mechanism when the file system is in dd mode. This bug was introduced when ".dd-ptcl-img." file
  • format was added.
  • Stop using "--allowed_dir" for ocs-bttrack in ocs-btsrv, otherwise it made starting tracker very slow when there are huge number of files in the dir.
  • Failed to detect lzma compression for the partition image file $pt.dd-img.aa. Thanks to Phil P. Ref: https://sourceforge.net/p/clonezilla/bugs/307/.
  • Remove "-i" from fatresize options in ocs-resize-part. Thanks to MaDaTyGo for reporting this. Ref: https://github.com/stevenshiau/clonezilla/issues/41
  • Program ocs-chkimg should keep the ocs_sr_mode in /var/lib/clonezilla/ocs-vars so that ocs-live-run-menu can read it. This can avoid dialog be run without waiting for user to press enter. Thanks to Grant Chapman (grantdchapman _at_ gmail com) for reporting this issue.