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Old 05-06-2010, 06:05 AM   #1
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Question Problem making bootable usb stick for Clonezilla


Hi all,

One of my computers is a netbook with no CD drive, so I need to create a bootable USB stick so I can reload a Clonezilla-made backup image from an external HD on to the netbook.

I bought a 4Gb thumb drive and used Parted Magic to create a 200Mb partition on it. I formatted this and the remaining free space both as FAT32 and used Parted Magic to flag the small partition as bootable. Then I loaded the Clonezilla Live files onto this boot partition.

Now the thumb drive boots up ok, but goes straight into a Parted Magic menu screen from which there is no way out! It's just the menu screen alone and has no PM functionality. This also happens on other systems where there is no PM installed or in the CD drive. So it must be something PM has done to the thumb drive.

What do I do to get this drive to boot into Clonezilla??

THanks,

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Old 05-06-2010, 07:35 AM   #2
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Then I loaded the Clonezilla Live files onto this boot partition.
What do you mean you loaded the files? To create a bootable device you need to change the boot partition of the device. This cannot be done with a simple copy command.

From what I understand your thumb drive still has the PM bootsector loaded. (Installed by PM to create and change partitions on reboot)

There are various ways to fix this. I think the quickest would be to use UNetBootin to extract your iso onto the thumb drive and will also correct the bootsetor. http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
 
  


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