Clonezilla Live 2.6.5-21 released based on Linux 5.4

This update has shaken Clonezilla Live to its very core as the software is now based on Linux Kernel 5.4.19-1 and Debian Sid repository. Read on for more details of this release.

Users of Clonezilla Live can now get their hands on its newest stable update in v2.6.5-21 that comes with plenty of significant changes.

However, before we see what this update has in store for us, it’s probably a good idea to introduce this software for our readers who don’t know much about it.


Created by Steven Shiau and the NCHC Free Software Labs, Clonezilla is an open-source tool for disk cloning, data recovery, disk imaging, and deployment. Now, getting to Clonezilla Live, the minds behind this product has used Debian Live with their software to provide users the ability to use this software from a USB Flash Drive or CD/DVD without having to install it on their hard drives.

And, with this update, Clonezilla live has received a wide array of changes, so let’s see what they are.

What’s New in Clonezilla Live 2.6.5

This update has shaken Clonezilla Live to its very core as the software is now based on Linux Kernel 5.4.19-1 and Debian Sid repository. Apart from that, there have also been changes in the language files, courtesy of the efforts of various developers.

For further facilitating its users, the developers have also worked on ocs-restore-mdisks as the last action can now be separated before it ends through the newly-integrated option  -a|–last-action.

Other than that, there have also been several package additions in Clonezilla live, which include iotop, mtr-tiny, tmux, scrub, and nvme-cli. Plus, you can find some new Bluetooth packages such as bluetooth, bluez, and bluez-tools. It is now also possible for users to mount S3/swift cloud storage with the addition of the s3ql package.

On the other hand, a few packages were also removed for improving the software, some of which include cloudfuse and archivemount, as they haven’t been maintained for quite some time and require the outdated fuse v2.

Now let’s come to the changes that can be noticed by the users. First of all, users won’t have to interact with the obscure keyboard-configuration in singularity-debian-ocs.def all thanks to a workaround. Secondly, you’re also going to find fewer bugs in this release.

More specifically, the argument test of shows the correct string, i.e., “$#”. Moreover, the bug in 0.631+git180528-1+b1 has also been resolved by updating lrzip, and ocs-get-part-info no longer says that the TYPE=isw_raid_member file system is supported.


The changes mentioned above might look tiny but can certainly help if you use Clonezilla Live regularly. So, if you’re satisfied with this version and have made up your mind about updating, you can download Clonezilla Live 2.6.5-21 from here. You can create a Clonezilla Live USB drive and use it to clone your hard disk. Lastly, you can also get to learn more about this update by checking out the official news source.

Zohaib Ahsan
Hi! I'm Zohaib Ahsan, contributor to FOSS Linux. I'm studying computer science, I’ve learned a thing or two about operating systems that are based on Linux. This has made me join FOSS Linux where I can share what I have learned with the rest of the world. Not to mention — some major tea is going to be spilled as well — as I share with you the latest developments in the world of Linux.


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