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ERROR /init: /init: 1 cannot open /dev/root/: No such device or address after P2V

I have a problem with converting a Physical Machine to a Virtual Machine. I'm using as VM host Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper V. Unfortunately I'm rather the Windows Guy and can't find a solution ...
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can't reboot Clonezilla after restoring

I use hpe dl20 gen10 server. When restoring img file from nfs, it successed. but it doesn't work after entering reboot/shutdown. it just displaying loading like ~embedded lom1~ how can i fix it?
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How to clone PMBR disk with bad sectors?

I'm trying to clone 1TB disk with PMBR partition and bad sectors. Which has working Windows partitions on it, and is bootable via MBR. blkid doesn't recognize partitions /dev/sdc: PTTYPE="PMBR&...
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What would be the ideal solution to sync 2 offline systems?

we are in a special case where we have 2 Ubuntu offline servers in 2 DCs and should be kept offline when not used. When we need to use them, we power up one of them, do whatever we want physically via ...
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Clonezilla does not carry over user login configuration in Ubuntu 18.04

I have a machine with Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 installed. There is a single user and the user is set to login automatically without asking for password. I took device image with Clonezilla to restore the ...
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Can all docker volumes be into a partition and would it be good for backup -cloning- purposes? (ex:/var/lib/docker/volumes/ in /dev/sdb1 @fstab)

I'm thinking of migrating all our documents and spreadsheets infrastrucure from and old standalone samba server to one of those popular self-hosted solutions and I'm trying to do the best long-lasting ...
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Windows 10 drive cloned from Clonezilla image will not boot

As a test for using Clonezilla with Windows 10, I built a Windows 10 machine, and booted to the Clonezilla Live-CD to create an image across the network on our file server. I cloned the entire drive,...
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How to clone Linux hard drive to smaller flash drive

Currently, I'm trying to clone a hard drive that has Linux installed to a 16GB flash drive. The hard drive is 233GB, but df -h shows that only 3.5G is in use. Can I use Clonezilla to create an image ...
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boot clonzilla pxe doesn't try to up eth0

My server clonzilla work with lenovo M725s, but with the M720s it doesn't work. When I boot in pxe the screen freeze and there's some error: And it doesn't try to up eth0.
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Clone Centos 7 installation - MBR to GPT

I want to clone a centos 7 installation (using LVM) from a 500GB drive (using MBR) to a new 6TB HDD. I tried to use clonezilla to clone the the drives with no success. fdisk -l output from ...
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Create single file on clonezilla?

Is it possible to create a single RAW image file using clonezilla and then mount it? I ask this because I have been recommended this instead of ddrescue, but ddrescue creates a raw .img that allows ...
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Clonezilla from single USB stick / pen

I am trying to create a custom clonezilla installer, as a tool to refresh our standard machines from memory stick. I can customise the start menu fine from syslinux/syslinux.cfg just fine, but I ...
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Sequence of Windows OS files read at the time of installation

I am installing Windows 10 OS through Ubuntu based Clonezilla Server in PXE UEFI mode. I need to add the windows os provision into the server using grub.cfg for clients deployment. I added the windows ...
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CloneZilla syslinux.cfg works on yakkety but not on artful

I installed CloneZilla 20180329 amd64, the artful alternative version and tried to automate some settings via the ocs_prerun variables. Specifically I want to set the locale and keyboard layout, the ...
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What steps are needed after cloning from a image Ubuntu to new system? (sysprep, unconfig)

I have an imaged (clonezilla) system image of a Ubuntu setup with a bunch of settings. Now I am wondering, what needs to be changed if I use the clonezilla image to create always new systems from this ...
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Disabling PC Speaker Beep on Clonezilla Launch [closed]

When I launch Clonezilla, the PC speaker beeps once loudly. I work in a public library and the loud noise is distracting to the people around me. I was wondering if it's possible to disable the beep. ...
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Moving a domain controller to another disk

Considering whether or not to move my domain controller to another disk (SSD) or not as in looking at Resource Manager the disk I/O appears to be the bottleneck for performance. In the research I'm ...
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Windows 10 installation on Dell T7600 with PERC H310 Raid Controller

We work in an environment with machines running mostly CentOS 7.3 but from times to times we need to switch to Windows 10. To manage those changes, we have a PXE boot solution with tree options: ...
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How to copy Linux disk to a smaller flash drive

I have a virtual machine on my Windows 10 desktop (VMWare WS) running Debian 9 which needed 12 GB to install, I gave it 15 GB for safe measure. So it's effectively a 15 GB hard disk. I need to make ...
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How do I make Clonezilla Server (DRBL) restore to only one machine in a network?

If I have 100 machines, but I only want to restore/push and image to five of them, how can I set DRBL to do that? I am afraid that if something other than one of those five reboots, it will get ...
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Windows Server 2008r2 clonezilla image cannot boot with XenServer

I'm trying to do a P2V using clonezilla but the cloned image would not boot. I have an IBM x3400 m3 machine running Windows Server 2008r2 as the OS. I'm turning the physical machine into a XenServer, ...
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'Could not find filesystem /dev/root' after Clonezilla clone of redhat install to newer hardware'

I am cloning what appears to be a redhat 4 (possibly 5?)server to fairly newer hardware, as the original has a failing board. DBA would rather not reconfigure a new installation so they want me to ...
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What is the best way to restore ubuntu on a new server with SSD hd and RAID?

I have a server, with a single hard disk (500GB Ubuntu OS 14.04), and I bought a new one having 1 SSD (250GB, which I thought I could use for the OS) and 2 normal SATA disk (2000GB, to use in RAID). ...
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Restore GRUB2 after Clonezilla

After restore from clonezilla backup, grub2 is broken. I see "GNU GRUB minimal BASH-like line editing is supported..".. I have one HDD, with two partition (/boot , and /) default settings How do I ...
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Ubuntu Clonezilla (Server) Disk Image Import/Export

We are running a clonezilla server(s) and I need to copy off (export) the newest disk image folder to and import it onto another clonezilla server in another city. I found the directory in the ubuntu ...
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How to decrease virtual size/capacity of a Virtualbox vdi file

I want turn a physical machine running MS Windows 7 into a VirtualBox virtual machine. This is easy, I have done this before, but this time I needed the virtual size/capacity of the disk to be a fixed ...
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Clonezilla restore MBR disk to 4TB disk (convert to GPT) -- LINUX (not Windows!)

I see this similar question was asked before, however it was either not answered or it pertained 100% to Windows workarounds. This is specifically Linux and I am trying to restore a Clonezilla image ...
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Windows 2008 partition cloned from physical to VM won't boot

I'm trying to clone Windows Server 2008 from a physical 1TB HDD to a VM with smaller HDD (160GB) in proxmox (KVM). This can't be done with Clonzilla's disk-to-disk mode, so I resized the partition ...
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Copy centos 6 modify mdadm raid 1 and clone to new mdadm raid 1 ssd

I have: Centos 6.7 grub-install -v grub-install (GNU GRUB 0.97) lsblk two new SSD 128gb Live usb with Parted_Magic_2015.03.06 /boot/grub/device.map # this device map was generated by anaconda (...
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How can I create a bootable media image that provides automated recovery?

I have clients/employees who use company workstations and want to create a dedicated restore partition on the drive such that when they boot into it, it boots into an automated recovery sequence, and ...
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Using Clonezill/DRBL DHCP as main DHCP server

Right now in my department we are running a DHCP server on some older hardware that is looking like it might fail soon(ish) and is also running CentOS 4. We'd like to upgrade to a new DHCP server but ...
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CloneZilla HDD > SSD

I am having a major issue trying to copy a 300GB HDD to a 120GB SSD. I have chosen to use Clonezilla as this has never let me down before, I have used Gparted to resize the larger drive down to just ...
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Windows 7 Cloned hard drive boot repair

I was handed a hard drive today and told to make a clone. The clone is supposed to be inserted in a workstation and booted up. I've never seen the hardware from the original, but I'm certain it doesn'...
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clonezilla: "`/home/partimage` is full"

I'm trying to clone a 480GB SSD to a 3TB drive. I'm using device-image. It gets to about %1.7 and tells me that /home/partimage is full. I'm sure I selected /sda2 (the 3tb drive) as home/partimage. ...
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Clonezilla from MBR to GPT partition

So i have a clonezilla image of a centos6.5 box. It is 32GB in size. I have restored this to many system, but they have all been small enough to still use MBR. So when restoring i just used the -k2 ...
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Images (e.g. with Clonezilla) of Windows and Linux on a UEFI computer

I use Clonezilla with success for many years to make images from partitions that host Windows 7 or smaller and Ubuntu and other operating systems. Making images and restore them was easy for me. But ...
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How do I create a bootable drive from a partition using Clonezilla?

I have a 500GB HDD with two partitions on it. A 40 GB OS partition (Windows Server 2008 R2), and a 420GB data partition. I would like to split these partitions off to two physical drives. (A 120GB ...
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V2P - Using Clonezilla with VMware - but I have two virtual disks

Don't ask me why but I've been requested to V2P a VMware machine. I'm using Clonezilla and a couple tutorials online. But, my VM has two virtual disks (screenshot). Currently in the process, but if ...
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The best way to copy OS on RAID10 and lvm partition

I need to backup/clone the entire operating system. The problem is it's 2TB of data on lvm partition and RAID10 (i do not know is it dedicated controller or fake RAID in BIOS. Probably the second ...
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Changing the sda partition number in a clonezilla img

I want to copy a linux system from a computer to mine. That linux system is using two partitions. ("/" and an other one) I used clonezilla to copy thoses two partitions and put them in an image. But ...
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How to P2V a RAIDed IBM Netfinity 7100 W2000 server

I have a legacy machine from IBM (A Netfinity 7100) running a Windows 2000 SP4 server OS. We are trying to move it to a virtual environment (KVM under Linux) to decommission this old, costly hardware. ...
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How to convert clonezilla backup image to virtual machine?

I have a 30gB tar.gz disk image of a physical debian machine, created by clonezilla - what's the easiest list of steps to follow to convert it to a virtual machine? Do i have to necessarily make .iso? ...
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Modify Clonezilla boot parameters on generated images/ISOs

I can take a Clonezilla-generated ISO and extract the contents, then manually edit the syslinux.cfg (and other .cfg's) to adjust the boot parameters after creating the ISO, then repackaging it up. ...
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Clone a CentOS VM on IBM x3650M2 server using Clonezilla

First off very thanks to everyone for this portal. What is am trying to do is to clone a CentOS virtual machine in VMware Workstation 10 to a physical hdd on an IBM System x3650 M2 (It's a 2U Rack ...
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Disk partition to Virtual Machine / OpenVZ container

I am relatively new to running virtual machines / OpenVZ containers so if I have miss understood something please let me know. I currently have Ubuntu 14.04.1 installed straight to a partition on my ...
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2 computers with same Previous ConfigMgr UUID

I have cloned a computer using CloneZilla and the two computers has the same "Previous ConfigMgr UUID" but all other UUIDs SIDs and so on are different. Will this be an issue with updates and talking ...
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How to restore clonezilla image having only ssh access and no free partition?

There might be possibly more than one right answer. Having little experience in the area, I'm asking about the best / most reasobable way to manage my tools and resources in this particular task. The ...
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DRBL without modifying the DHCP: Possible?

Following up this question I'd like to ask: I use the company's network, but I have no access to the DHCP. I'd like to set up a DRBL server to be able to (re-)install a Linux image any time I want to....
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Extend partition to fill empty space after imaging

We are using Clonezilla to make our computer images. Since we are deploying this image on many different hard drive sizes, we shrink the main partition to be lower than 80GB before we make the golden ...
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Prepare a disk to be imaged by Clonezilla for use on smaller disks?

A recurring problem we have is that the computers we use to build our master images on may have larger hard drives than some of the target systems' drives. Its well-known that Clonezilla won't put a ...
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