On Sat, Nov 23, 2013 at 08:45:02AM +0000, Jonathan Steel wrote:
I would like to propose including clonezilla  in the installation media. It provides an ncurses menu for backing up and restoring partitions/disks using partclone, which is already included (I maintain both).
I'm of the opinion that our ISO is already way too big. Adding a tool which doesn't provide any functionality we don't already have seems like a waste.
As well as being a small and useful tool, I have another motive for getting it added.
Clonezilla currently offer live media iso files of Debian and Ubuntu-based operating systems running clonezilla. By including clonezilla in our installation media they are happy to add it as an alternative version, offering an Arch-based iso that you can run clonezilla on.
I don't understand why this is motivation. What's the benefit to Arch?