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Copy Linux Mint boot area from external SSD drive

I'm sorry if this question is not on topic. I am moving from Windows to Linux and had the idea to use a bootable Linux Mint external SSD to slowly download and integrate all the software I use, while ...
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How to get clonezilla and do so safely?

I have been doing backups with partclone for a short while, and just discovered that it is part of Clonezilla, which may be a more convenient tool than using partclone directly. It appears to be free,...
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Clonezilla 'dry-run' or 'what-if' mode to calculate final image size

Is there an option for clonezilla to make it calculate the final image size of a disk to image without actually creating the image, like a test mode or what-if switch? I've searched and read docs ...
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Clone a Linux partition to a new SSD and keep both partitions in GRUB

I have the following disks and partitions: sda 8:0 0 238,5G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 16M 0 part ├─sda2 8:2 0 174,5G 0 part ├─sda3 8:3 0 529M 0 part └─sda4 8:4 0 63,...
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Can’t set up 4K resolution on new PC after cloning Linux Kubuntu SSD from laptop with Clonezilla

SOLVED! THE REAL PROBLEM WAS MY HARDWARE: I tried running Kubuntu in a live environment through my USB and I had the same problem (and in the windows setup then as well, but I didn't notice). After ...
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How do I image a LUKS system disk with Clonezilla without including all the empty space?

I have a 1 TB NVMe disk with Ubuntu 22 installed with vanilla options, except I used LVM, and enabled LUKS. I'd like to image the disk for easy restores. Simply backing up the files is not enough for ...
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clonezilla:Failed to use partclone program to save or restore an image!

When I was using the clonezilla-live-20220502-jammy-amd64 version of clonezilla for a linux system backup, the following error occurred. When I executed the e2fsck -f /dev/mmcblk0p2 command and backed ...
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Boot problem after cloning

Guess this is the first time I post a question here. Have been playing with Linux and VMware servers for more than 10 years now. Lately I decided to move my focus on Debian desktops and ProxMox (again)...
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boot user's personal system from NFS

In my university we have a computer room with PCs with Linux installed. At the login the user's home directory is mounted over NFS using login credentials. I know that it is possible to boot the ...
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Safest way to clone OS disk besides dd and Clonezilla

I would like to clone my OS drive, to a same/larger disk. And I will do this periodically. On Windows I use AOEMI Partition Assistant to clone disks. The GUI is very good and idiot-proof. However, ...
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Passing a boot menu option to GRUB on a Live USB drive?

I have an ubuntu system, and I want to have a semi-automated way of running a clonezilla unattended image / re-image from a USB drive. To that end, I've modified the GRUB menu items to be along these ...
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Restore lost bootloader on a luks partition

I need an advice about a bad situation. I was installing a new linux ditro by using my main PC. I booted with the ISO and then installed the distro on /dev/sdc, which was an external USB drive. My bad,...
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CENTOS 7 disk cloned from image won't boot. Need new BIOS?

I'm trying to make my brand-new HP Z4G4 workstation boot to CENTOS 7 from its SSD drive, but after it indicated which kernel it's using, spins its wheel, and shows its faint "7" on the ...
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How to create a bootable Ubuntu hard disk from an image of an Ubuntu partition?

I had a dual boot SSD with Windows 7 (on primary) and Ubuntu 18.04 (on extended partition). I needed to delete the Windows partition so as to let Ubuntu use the entire HDD. Since Ubuntu was on the ...
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Clonezilla - What is going on when it says 'Syncing...'

I have booted clonezilla live done a partition-to-partition copy to copy between a 5400rpm HDD into unpartitioned space on a new SSD (both connected via sata). It took over 12.5 hours to copy 100GB. ...
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Is ddrescue/dd cloning compatible with GPT/UEFI boot?

I used ddrescue many times for failing HDDs with MBR partition tables. It always worked perfectly and if the failing HDD was bootable, the clone booted, too. Now I have a possibly failing SSD, but ...
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Clonezilla generates disk clone with wrong/unupdated UUIDs

[original question in https://stackoverflow.com/questions/73959107/clonezilla-generates-disk-clone-with-wrong-unupdated-uuids] I recently used clonezilla (disk-to-disk) - both stable and alternative ...
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clonezilla shell: update-initramfs is disabled, do i need to chroot and How? (External SSD)

I want to clone my laptop to an External HDD. I need to make an important precision: the process is successfull when i'm using mecanic HDD (old laptop). i use clonezilla to clone i go to clonezilla ...
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Mounting SSD on Debian Bullseye

I'm trying to use a USB-port connected SSD (external SSD) for my Linux home directory, and am encountering several strange behaviors. I am using ssh to connect to the machine. I'm running Debian from ...
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How to use bash command substitution in grub for clonezilla postrun?

I am in the process of configuring unattended backup with grub and Clonezilla Live image. Auto-mounting the image target dir works, and so does the backup itself. But with ocs_postrun, I would like to ...
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Clonezilla Backup: Zeroing out unused space APFS SSD

Context: MacOS Big Sur APFS SSD. Is there a command to zero out unused SSD space and verify that the unused space is zeroed? I ask because many times files are not erased when they are deleted: they ...
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lvextend -l 100%FREE isn't working

I had an old, small SSD, so I bought a new, bigger one. Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, LUKS. With CloneZilla, I cloned it to an IMG file from the old SSD, then restored the IMG file to the new SSD. Question: ...
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Dual boot USB (or alternative) with clonezilla and gparted?

My objective: create imaging resource on bootable USB drive (256 GB) which will contain finalized laptop configuration. This is to say, I want to boot from the flash drive and use the same flash drive ...
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How do I make a bootable USB stick with Clonezilla manually, using a zip (not ISO)?

I want to make a bootable USB stick with Clonezilla. I'll edit some things to use the preseed functions, and therefore want to be able to edit files on the stick. Earlier I've printed the Clonezilla ...
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Issues running an automatic and unattended clonezilla restore drive

When I try to run an automated and unattended restore via Clonezilla it returns the following error: Now run "ocs_prerun": mount /dev/sdb2 /mnt... Mount: /mnt: special device /dev/sdb2 does ...
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Stuck in emergency mode after cloning my system with clonezilla

I cloned my installation from a 240GB SATA SSD to a 500GB NVMe SSD using Clonezilla. The cloning was completed successfully, except for a failure with initrd (unfortauntely I don't remember the ...
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Why does my dd Full Disk Copy Keep failing at 8 GB?

I am trying to clone a 500 GB SSD to a 1TB SSD. For some reason, it keeps failing when the data being copied reaches 8GB. This is the third 1TB SSD I've tried this on and they all get stuck at the ...
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Will Clonezilla ignore my swapfile when saving a disk?

I have a PC with 32GBs of RAM running Linux Mint 20. As per instructions found here (which were meant for 19, but appear to work for 20), I have increased my swapfile to just a little larger than my ...
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How to increase LVM when using LUKS2 on Debian Buster

I'm running Debian Buster on a ThinkPad T420 which is equipped with a 250 GB SSD. Since I needed more disk space I used Clonezilla to clone my current Debian installation from the internal 250 GB SSD ...
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"Timed out waiting for device..." after disk clone with correct UUIDs

I've just cloned an SSD to a larger SSD but I'm unable to run any of my 2 linux instalations (Windows is fine). When booting, I get this errors: [ TIME ] Timed out waiting for device /dev/disk/by-uuid/...
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How to optimally copy a read-protected Clonezilla disk image?

Only the root user appears to have access to read the image data (plain text files in the archive have lower level of permissions). I want to transfer the backup archive in an identical form to avoid ...
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Restored encrypted LUKS drive with CloneZilla makes system non-bootable

As the title says, I've made a backup of my system before sending my laptop for tech repairs, my system was encrypted and I used CloneZilla's beginner mode so as to not mess anything up. I received my ...
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Can we know which logical blocks are in used without understanding the filesystem running on top?

From this FAQ: Why Clonezilla can NOT restore an image which is saved from a large drive to a smaller drive? Any workaround? It's not easy to implement such a feature, since Clonezilla now is a ...
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Clonezilla restoring to a different partition

After a crash on my hard drive, I had to start from scratch. I reorganized the different systems and their appropriate partitions. I had the required partitions and their sizes set up.  The only ...
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Clone functionality for APFS

2022 UPDATE: Clonezilla supports the APFS file system I understand that Clonezilla does not list APFS as a supported file system. It is important to me to be able to create a clone back of a disk so ...
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Clone and restore a Opensuse linux on another physical machine

I have a Opensuse Linux installed and all application/database configured. This Linux has no GUI, only command prompt. Now we want to create an image of this installation so that we can set it up on ...
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grub2win isoboot CloneZilla LiveCD unable to find a medium containing a live file system

Help, please. I've got: Win10 Pro. With legacy bios bootloader. Installed grub2win bootloader. Added menu entry isoboot CloneZilla LiveCD. iso-file situated on local disk with NTFS file system. Menu ...
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Clonezilla fails to clone to smaller disk

I am using clonezilla to clone disk from an SDcard (raspberry pi sd card running OMV5 OS) to another SD card. Now, I have resized via Gparted the SD card from being 32gb to approx 10gb, rebooted RPi ...
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MX Linux 19: Clonezilla fails w/ error "syntax error near unexpected token `<"

I've created an MX-Linux 19 LiveUSB with Clonezilla (ver. 3.27.16-3) installed by Synaptic Package Manager from the MX Linux repository, which I then remastered. The remastered LiveUSB passed several ...
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LiveUSB with CLONEZILLA and GPARTED : Which Distro?

I need to find a stable distro which has, on its LiveUSB, both Clonezilla and Gparted, for Ubuntu 18.04 does not. Which LiveUSBs would have both?
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CentOS 8: Clonezilla image fails to boot when applied

Imaging CentOS 8 with Clonezilla consistently fails to make an image I can successfully replay onto a different drive and boot from. I downloaded the CentOS installation ISO and verified it with ...
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Clonezilla made a smaller image than actual drive size

I've jut got a new laptop with a 500GB SSD. The first thing that I've wanted to do is cloning the hard drive because I want to have an original copy of the entire system as is. In order to do that I'...
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Default grub entry not resetting

I have setup Clonezilla to automatically backup my system every 2 weeks; been successful for nearly a year now. In my script, I use these commands to get my system to reboot into the Clonezilla ...
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Clonezilla and BTRFS, GRUB and boot

I cloned my Btrfs drive with OpenSUSE Tumbleweed installed on it to a larger drive with Clonezilla, I've even tried doing this sector-by-sector. Yet, even though the process appears to have been ...
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Linux disk imaging and booting

I have a Centos 7 system - boot, home, and root are all on seperate partitions on a single 500GB disk - which the system boots from. What i want to do is to use an imaging program once a month to ...
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How do I clone a 2 TB HDD onto a 120 GB HDD (shrink partition using gparted)

I have the following: Western Digital 2 TB HDD (65GB used space) Seagate 250 GB HDD (with nothing on it) The 2 TB HDD has Mac OS X 10.6.8 that I need to clone onto the smaller drive in order to use ...
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How to convert RedHat 7 Raid 0 system from UUID to device (sda/sdb)

I'm trying to create an image of an RHEL 7.6 Raid0 device. I've eliminated the UUIDs from grub.conf, but the target device is still failing on boot because it's looking for the UUIDs from the source ...
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How to image RedHat (or CentOS 7)

I'm trying to figure out if it's possible to create an image of a RedHat 7.6 system and restore it to another system with exactly the same hardware (in this case a 2TB Raid-0 system). We had ...
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Clonezilla won't mount encrypted with VeraCrypt partition

I am using Clonezilla from Parted Magic - which I am booting from live USB - because it contains VeraCrypt and Clonezilla. I want to create a backup image of one of the partitions on the hard disk of ...
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Customize Clonezilla to simplify choices

I am using Clonezilla in a non-profit organization. I wrote a usage guideline, but it needs 38 steps. Now I wonder whether I could customize my Clonezilla USB Stick so that it does not provide all ...
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