Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Review: CloneZilla 1.2

Filed under
Linux

CloneZilla is a live bootable Linux distribution with the intent to make it as easy as possible to clone one drive to another; this can be either on a standalone computer, or across a network to one or more other computers. This is a good tool for system administrators wishing to deploy a single Linux setup across multiple machines, just as it is a good tool for home users to backup or migrate their files and operating systems between drives. So how good is it?

CloneZilla is an administrative tool designed not to be pretty, but to do a job and get it done well. As a result, you'll find yourself looking at a lot of text based windows, rather than graphical tools. Getting started, the disk boots into an interesting grub menu with some curious options. They include: "CloneZilla Live" with three video resolution settings (1024x768, 800x600, and 640x480) and three utility settings (To ram, safe graphics mode, and failsafe mode); "Boot to local OS" (if available); memory test using memtest86+; freedos; and two network boot modes (etherboot and gPXE).

More Here




More in Tux Machines

Eight great Linux gifts for the holiday season

Do you want to give your techie friend a very Linux holiday season? Sure you do! Here are some suggestion to brighten your favorite Tux fan's day. Read more Also: More Random Gift Ideas For Linux Enthusiasts & Others Into Tech Which open source gift is at the top of your holiday wish list?

Ubuntu-Based ExTiX OS Updated for Intel Compute Sticks with Improved Installer

GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton announced this past weekend the release of an updated build of his Ubuntu-based ExTiX Linux distribution for Intel Compute Stick devices. Last month, we reported on the initial availability of a port of the ExTiX operating system for Intel Compute Sticks, boasting the lightweight and modern LXQt 0.10.0 desktop environment and powered by the latest Linux 4.8 kernel, tweaked by Arne Exton for Intel Atom processors. And now, ExTiX Build 161203 is out as a drop-in replacement for Build 161119, bringing a much-improved Ubiquity graphics installer that should no longer crash, as several users who attempted to install the Ubuntu-based GNU/Linux distro on their Intel Compute Stick devices reported. Read more Also: Debian-Based SparkyLinux 4.5 Brings Support for exFAT Filesystems, systemd 232 4MLinux 20.1 Linux Distro Released with Kernel 4.4.34 LTS to Restore PAE Support

Today in Techrights

Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.23 Snap Creator for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and 16.10

Canonical's Snappy development team have released a new maintenance version of the Snapcraft 2.x tool that lets applications developers package their apps as Snap packages for Ubuntu and other GNU/Linux distributions that support Snaps. Read more