Steven Shiau proudly announced a few minutes ago, December 18, a new stable release of his popular Clonezilla Live operating system, used for cloning hard disk drives.
Being based on the Debian Sid repository as of December 17, 2012, the Clonezilla Live 2.0.1-15 operating system is powered by Linux kernel 3.2.35 and incorporates various improvements, bug fixes and updated translations.
This release also blacklists the floppy module from the kernel, just because none really uses a floppy drive anymore. But, in case you're one of those people who still use a floppy drive, you will be able to manually load it by running the "modprobe floppy" command in a terminal.
Among the bugs fixed in this release, we can mention that the GRUB1 on EXT4 issue can be avoided running the grub-install command from the restored operating system first, the "-r" description was improved, updated the -k option, fixed the "utc=no" boot parameter, fixed keyboard layout prompt in "recovery-iso-zip," made the MBR partition table larger than 2 TiB (2.2 TB).
Moreover, the Catalan language was added to Clonezilla Live 2.0.1-15, thanks to Innocent De Marchi and René Mérou.
Last but not least, the Italian, German, French, Japanese, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese language files were updated, thanks to Michael Vinzenz, Jean-Francois Nifenecker, Gianfranco Gentili, Zhiqiang Zhang and Akira YOSHIYAMA.
For more details about the Clonezilla Live 2.0.1-15 operating system, check out the official changelog.
Clonezilla Live 2.0.1-15 is distributed as Live CD ISO images for the i486, i686 and amd64 architectures.
We remind everyone that Clonezilla Live is a minimal Linux distribution based on Partition Image, ntfsclone, DRBL and udpcast. It allows you to massively clone entire hard drives simultaneously.
Clonezilla Live supports the following filesystems: EXT2, EXT3, EXT4, ReiserFS, XFS, JFS, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS and HFS+. The distro can be used to clone Linux, Microsoft Windows and even Intel-based Apple Mac OS X operating systems.
Download Clonezilla Live 2.0.1-15 right now from Softpedia.