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74     <div id="header">
75     <H2>Clonezilla-SysRescCD</H2>
76 sng 102 <H3>Downloading Clonezilla-SysRescCD</H3>
77 jyrki 86 <div style="margin:0; padding: 3px; width: 980; position relative;">
78     <div style="position: absolute; left: 0px;"><H4>"myDate" - v "myVersion"</H4></div>
79     <div style="position: absolute; right: 0px;"><H4>Last update: 26/2/2010</H4></div>
80     </div>
81     </div>
82     <div id="linkline">
83     <a href="index.html">Home</a>
84     <a href="news.php">News</a>
85     <!-- <a href="features.html">Features</a>-->
86     <a class="here" href="doc.html">Documentation</a>
87     <a href="index.html#download">Download</a>
88     <a href="screenshots.html">Screenshots</a>
89     <a href="index.html#credits">Credits</a>
90     <a href="help.html">Help</a>
91    
92     <div id="rss">
93     <a href="clonezilla-sysresccd.rss"><img src="images/rss-orange-11.png" width="30" height="14" border="0"/></a>
94     </div>
95     </div>
96     <div id="contarea">
97     <div id="content">
98     <a name="download-top"></a>
99    
100    
101     <!-- Intro -->
102    
103     <H2 style="margin-top: 0px;"><a name="download-intro"></a>Intro <span class="hideprint">[<a href="#download-top" title="go to top of the page">^</a>]</span></H2>
104    
105     <p>The first thing you have to do in order to use any piece of software is to download it. Unfortunately, sometimes even downloading software can be difficult. In fact, <b>Clonezilla-SysRescCD</b> is maybe one of the most difficult pieces of software to download, since there are three different files available - and you're still supposed to only download one of them.<br>
106     <br>
107     You not only need to choose between different files but also between direct download and torrent. This page will explain what torrents are, why torrent download is available and how the torrent can be used to download the actual file.<br>
108     <br>
109     In addition, if you use the direct download link instead of torrent, there is a risk that the file becomes corrupted during transfer, especially because it's very large. This page will also tell you how the integrity of the file can be checked before burning it to the disc.</p>
110    
111 sng 95
112     <!-- The files -->
113    
114     <H2><a name="links"></a>The files... <span class="hideprint">[<a href="#download-top" title="go to top of the page">^</a>]</span></H2>
115    
116 jyrki 96 <H3>Sources/installation package</H3>
117 sng 97 <p>The following file can be used to create <b>Clonezilla-SysRescCD</b>.</p>
118 sng 95
119 sng 97
120 sng 100
121    
122 sng 97 <table>
123     <tr><td width="30"></td>
124     <td><a href="http://clonezilla-sysresccd.hellug.gr/create-clonezilla-sysresccd-"myVersion"".tar.gz" target="_blank">create-clonezilla-sysresccd-"myVersion".tar.gz</a> [~ TARBALL_SIZEB]</td></tr>
125     </table>
126    
127 sng 100
128    
129     <!-- note -->
130     <div align="center" style="margin-bottom: 0;"><table style="margin-bottom: 0;" class="note" border="0" cellpadding="20"><tr><td valign="top"><img src="images/info.png"></td><td>
131     The above tarball is intended to work with<br>
132     &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<b>Clonezilla Live <u>CLONEZILLA_VERSION</u></B>, and<br>
133     &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<b>System Rescue CD <u>SYSRESCCD_VERSION</u></B>.<br>
134     <br>
135     It may work with other versions of these ISO files,<br>
136     but there's <b>NO</b> guarantee it will do so. </td></tr></table></div>
137    
138 jyrki 101 <H3>ISO files</H3>
139 sng 102 <table border="1" cellpadding="5">
140 jyrki 101 <tr>
141     <th></th>
142     <th colspan="2">Download links</th>
143     <th></th>
144     <th></th>
145     </tr>
146     <tr>
147     <th>Architecture</th>
148     <th>Direct</th>
149     <th>Torrent</th>
150     <th>Size</th>
151     <th>MD5 hash</th>
152     </tr>
153     <tr>
154     <th>i686</th>
155 sng 102 <td align="center"><a name="link-i686" href="http://clonezilla-sysresccd.hellug.gr/clonezilla-sysresccd-i686-"myVersion".iso" target="_blank">i686&nbsp;"myVersion"&nbsp;ISO</a></td>
156     <td align="center"><a name="torrent-i686" href="http://thepiratebay.org/tor/4272742" target="_blank">The Pirate Bay</a> <br> <a href="http://linuxtracker.org/index.php?page=torrent-details&amp;id=4b0f13a25440e3d34fb700cc0ff884c28a73fadf" target="_blank">Linux Tracker</a></td>
157     <td>~&nbsp;ISO_I686_SIZEB</td>
158 jyrki 101 <td>ISO_I686_MD5</td>
159     </tr>
160     <tr>
161     <th>x86-64</th>
162 sng 102 <td align="center"><a name="link-amd64" href="http://clonezilla-sysresccd.hellug.gr/clonezilla-sysresccd-amd64-"myVersion".iso" target="_blank">amd64&nbsp;"myVersion"&nbsp;ISO</a></td>
163     <td align="center"><a name="torrent-amd64" href="http://thepiratebay.org/tor/4272742" target="_blank">The Pirate Bay</a> <br> <a href="http://linuxtracker.org/index.php?page=torrent-details&amp;id=4b0f13a25440e3d34fb700cc0ff884c28a73fadf" target="_blank">Linux Tracker</a></td>
164     <td>~&nbsp;ISO_AMD64_SIZEB</td>
165 jyrki 101 <td>ISO_AMD64_MD5</td>
166     </tr>
167     <tr>
168     <th>i486</th>
169 sng 102 <td align="center"><a name="link-i486" href="http://clonezilla-sysresccd.hellug.gr/clonezilla-sysresccd-i486-"myVersion".iso" target="_blank">i486&nbsp;"myVersion"&nbsp;ISO</a></td>
170     <td align="center"><a name="torrent-i486" href="http://thepiratebay.org/tor/4272742" target="_blank">The Pirate Bay</a> <br> <a href="http://linuxtracker.org/index.php?page=torrent-details&amp;id=4b0f13a25440e3d34fb700cc0ff884c28a73fadf" target="_blank">Linux Tracker</a></td>
171     <td>~&nbsp;ISO_I486_SIZEB</td>
172 jyrki 101 <td>ISO_I486_MD5</td>
173     </tr>
174 sng 97 </table>
175 sng 95
176    
177 jyrki 86 <!-- Right file to download -->
178    
179 sng 95 <H2><a name="download-file"></a>Which file to download? <span class="hideprint">[<a href="#download-top" title="go to top of the page">^</a>]</span></H2>
180 jyrki 86
181 sng 97 <p>The short answer: <a href="#torrent-i686">clonezilla-sysresccd-i686-"myVersion".iso</a>.<br>
182 jyrki 86 <br>
183     And here comes the long answer:<br>
184     <br>
185     There are three editions of <b>Clonezilla-SysRescCD</b> available: <b>i486</b>, <b>i686</b> and <b>x86-64</b>. The difference between editions are the processor instructions in the assembly code of software included in <b>Clonezilla Live</b>. (The copy of <b>SystemRescueCD</b> is identical in all editions.)<br>
186     <br>
187     The <b>i486</b> edition only uses instructions which were introduced in Intel 486 or even older processors. Thus, it will even run on very old processors, including 486 itself. However, it doesn't support <a href="clonezilla.html#z_option" target="_blank">parallel compression</a> and is unable to clone very big partitions (about ten terabytes or more).<br>
188     <br>
189     The <b>i686</b> edition uses instructions which were introduced in Intel Pentium Pro or older processors. It will run on almost all processors used today and supports parallel compression. Cloning very big partitions is still impossible, though.<br>
190     <br>
191     The <b>x86-64</b> edition uses instructions which were introduced in AMD Athlon 64 or older processors. It supports both parallel compression and cloning very big partitions, but it doesn't run on IA-32 processors which are still widely used.<br>
192     <br>
193     The <b>x86-64</b> edition should be preferred if it runs. If not, the <b>i686</b> edition is preferable. If even the <b>i686</b> edition doesn't work, the <b>i486</b> edition is the last option.</p>
194    
195     <H3><a name="download-arch"></a>Which is the architecture of my processor? <span class="hideprint">[<a href="#download-top" title="go to top of the page">^</a>]</span></H3>
196    
197     <p>If you normally run GNU/Linux, download <a href="http://clonezilla-sysresccd.hellug.gr/edition">this script</a>, open terminal,<br>
198     <br>
199     mark the script as executable,</p>
200     <!--empty line-->
201     <p class="newcode">chmod +x edition</p>
202     <!--empty line-->
203     <p>and run it:</p>
204     <!--empty line-->
205     <p class="newcode">./edition</p>
206     <!--empty line-->
207 jyrki 87 <p>If you run Windows, download <a href="http://clonezilla-sysresccd.hellug.gr/edition.vbs">this script</a> instead and double-click it. Note that the script doesn't work if Windows Script Host is disabled.<br>
208 jyrki 86 <br>
209 jyrki 87 Either script will immediately tell you which version of <b>Clonezilla-SysRescCD</b> is preferable.</p>
210 jyrki 86
211     <!-- Torrent -->
212    
213 sng 95 <H2><a name="download-torrent"></a>Torrent <span class="hideprint">[<a href="#download-top" title="go to top of the page">^</a>]</span></H2>
214 jyrki 86
215     <p>BitTorrent is a protocol that is used for sharing files. The most important difference between BitTorrent and direct download is that everybody who downloads a file via BitTorrent also uploads parts of the file while and after downloading it. That is, people who use BitTorrent are actually sharing the file with each other.<br>
216     <br>
217     The advantages of BitTorrent are:</p>
218     <ul>
219     <li><b>Saves bandwidth</b><br>
220     <b>Clonezilla-SysRescCD</b> is about 400 megabytes in size. Assuming 1000 people download it every month, HEL.L.U.G. needs 400 gigabytes of bandwidth monthly. By contrast, BitTorrent mostly uses the bandwidth of individual people (or their ISPs, to be exact).</li>
221     <li><b>Reliability</b><br>
222     A torrent file contains a hash of every part of the file. If any part turns out to be corrupted or even intentionally tampered with, the damaged part is simply re-downloaded. It's extremely unlikely that the resulting file is corrupted.</li>
223     <li><b>Speed</b><br>
224     When downloading the file directly, the server may limit the download speed. Download accelerators may improve the speed, but they make the download even slower for other people. However, when using BitTorrent, the file is downloaded from many people simultaneously and it is likely that your Internet connection sets the only speed limit. In addition, even if you can't wait and have to interrupt the download in the middle, you only need to download the missing parts afterwards - not the whole file.</li>
225     </ul>
226     <p>The disadvantage of BitTorrent is that most browsers are unable to download files via BitTorrent. That is, downloading a file via BitTorrent often requires special software.</p>
227    
228     <H3><a name="download-torrentclient"></a>Using the torrent <span class="hideprint">[<a href="#download-top" title="go to top of the page">^</a>]</span></H3>
229    
230     <p>Many users already have required software to use BitTorrent. First of all, check if you are using the <b>Opera</b> browser. It has a built-in BitTorrent client.<br>
231     <br>
232     In addition, most GNU/Linux distributions include a BitTorrent client like <b>KTorrent</b> or <b>Transmission</b>. You can test if your distro contains one simply by downloading the torrent and attempting to open it via double-click.<br>
233     <br>
234     Unfortunately, Windows doesn't come with a BitTorrent client. Windows users have to either download <b>Clonezilla-SysRescCD</b> directly or install a client, for example <a href="http://www.bitcomet.com/" target="_blank">BitComet</a>.<br>
235     <br>
236     If you have decided to use the torrent, proceed by clicking the torrent link. The web browser will ask if you want to open or save the file. Usually opening is easier, but if you decided to save the file anyway, continue by double-clicking the file.<br>
237     <br>
238     If the torrent client shows any prompts, follow them.</p>
239    
240     <!-- MD5 hash -->
241    
242 sng 95 <H2><a name="download-md5"></a>Verifying the integrity of the file <span class="hideprint">[<a href="#download-top" title="go to top of the page">^</a>]</span></H2>
243 jyrki 86
244     <p>If you didn't use BitTorrent to download the file, it might have become corrupted during transfer. Corrupted copy of <b>Clonezilla-SysRescCD</b> may still work, but some functionality may be lost. In any case, it's best to notice corruption before burning the file to the disc.<br>
245     <br>
246     It is possible to download the whole file again in order to check if it's OK, but doing so is not a good idea. First of all, it requires a lot of time, especially if your Internet connection is slow. In addition, even if you notice that the copies of the file you have downloaded are different, you still don't know which of them is correct.<br>
247     <br>
248     Luckily, there are better ways to check if the file is OK. Some mathematical functions are able to take any input and create a fixed-length string called checksum or hash. These functions have been designed so that if the input is edited a bit, the resulting hash is completely different.<br>
249     <br>
250 jyrki 96 The pre-calculated hashes of the files can be found next to the download links. The idea is that you're able to use hash calculator software in order to calculate the hash yourself and compare it to the pre-calculated one. If the hashes are different, the file is corrupted and you have to download it again. But if the hashes are identical, it's very unlikely that the file is corrupted. (Because there are finite number of possible hashes and infinite number of possible files, there are multiple files that share the same hash. However, it's very difficult to find out which files have a given hash.)<br>
251 jyrki 86 <br>
252     The pre-calculated hashes have been calculated using the MD5 algorithm. It's the most popular hash algorithm around, and there are a lot of MD5 hash calculators available.</p>
253    
254     <H3><a name="download-md5-windows"></a>Using MD5 Checker <span class="hideprint">[<a href="#download-top" title="go to top of the page">^</a>]</span></H3>
255    
256     <p><a href="http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/File-Management/MD5-Checker.shtml" target="_blank">MD5 Checker</a> is a lightweight and simple MD5 hash calculator. It's a closed-source, free Windows-only program.<br>
257     <br>
258     Copy the pre-calculated MD5 hash to the clipboard (double-click the hash and press Ctrl-C). Launch MD5 Checker and press <b>Browse...</b>. Navigate to the directory where you've saved the disc image and double-click the file. Wait a moment and <b>MD5 Checker</b> will automatically tell you if the hashes match. If not, you have to download the whole disc image again.
259    
260     <H3><a name="download-md5-linux"></a>Using md5sum <span class="hideprint">[<a href="#download-top" title="go to top of the page">^</a>]</span></H3>
261    
262     <p><b>Md5sum</b> is a command line MD5 calculator that is included in virtually all GNU/Linux distributions.<br>
263     <br>
264     Copy the pre-calculated MD5 hash to the clipboard (double-click the hash and press Ctrl-C). Open terminal and navigate to the directory where you've saved the disc image of <b>Clonezilla-SysRescCD</b>. Write "md5sum" and a couple of the first characters of the name of the disc image:</p>
265     <!--empty line-->
266     <p class="newcode">md5sum clo</p>
267     <!--empty line-->
268     <p>Press Tab:</p>
269     <!--empty line-->
270 sng 95 <p class="newcode">md5sum clonezilla-sysresccd-i686-"myVersion".iso</p>
271 jyrki 86 <!--empty line-->
272     <p>Write "<b> | fgrep </b>" (space, vertical bar, space, fgrep, space):</p>
273     <!--empty line-->
274 sng 95 <p class="newcode">md5sum clonezilla-sysresccd-i686-"myVersion".iso | fgrep&nbsp;</p>
275 jyrki 86 <!--empty line-->
276     <p>Press Ctrl-Shift-V in order to paste the hash from the clipboard:</p>
277     <!--empty line-->
278 jyrki 98 <p class="newcode">md5sum clonezilla-sysresccd-i686-"myVersion".iso | fgrep ISO_I686_MD5</p>
279 jyrki 86 <!--empty line-->
280     <p>Finally, press Enter and wait until you get command prompt again. If you get something like the following output, the file is OK:</p>
281     <!--empty line-->
282 jyrki 98 <p class="newcode">ISO_I686_MD5&nbsp;&nbsp;clonezilla-sysresccd-i686-"myVersion".iso</p>
283 jyrki 86 <!--empty line-->
284     <p>If you don't get any output, the file is corrupted and you have to download it again.</p>
285    
286    
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288    
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