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Old 04-21-2009, 06:36 PM   #1
dfishgrl
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Clonezilla Bombs out on Restore - Any Ideas?


I have been tasked with finding a replacement for our 8 year old imaging software. I came across Clonezilla and gave it a try. (I am completely new to Linux.) I have created one image that works (can't use it for work however because I forgot to sysprep the machine first). My other three images are stopping at about 50% complete with a statement :

gzip:stdin:unexpected end of file.

I cannot find any info on what this error means. Can anyone point me in the right direction? What am I doing wrong ? I have read that using sysprep is not a problem with Clonezilla I hope that is the case because that is the only way we can deploy machines at our company.

Appreciate any help or advice that may be given
 
Old 04-21-2009, 07:11 PM   #2
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I have been tasked with finding a replacement for our 8 year old imaging software. I came across Clonezilla and gave it a try. (I am completely new to Linux.) I have created one image that works (can't use it for work however because I forgot to sysprep the machine first). My other three images are stopping at about 50% complete with a statement :

gzip:stdin:unexpected end of file.

I cannot find any info on what this error means. Can anyone point me in the right direction? What am I doing wrong ? I have read that using sysprep is not a problem with Clonezilla I hope that is the case because that is the only way we can deploy machines at our company.

Appreciate any help or advice that may be given
Sounds like gzip is telling you the archive is corrupt.
 
Old 04-21-2009, 08:24 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply- I figured along those lines; By archive I assume you mean the image image file. Or are you referring to the usb drive that is my image repository. (Sorry if I do not have the terminology down correctly yet). I thought the odds of getting a corrupted file in 2 of 3 attempts was not likely. The other thing is that I booted a machine after I applied an image that produced that error and it booted to XP however it did not boot to the mini-set up as it should have. (I did go back and create another image of the first machine using sysprep this time). I will continue to google around for more documentation on Clonezilla. I think it is an excellent tool in spite of my lack of success. I appreciate any other tips you or any one can offer.
 
Old 04-21-2009, 09:09 PM   #4
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Thanks for your reply- I figured along those lines; By archive I assume you mean the image image file. Or are you referring to the usb drive that is my image repository. (Sorry if I do not have the terminology down correctly yet). I thought the odds of getting a corrupted file in 2 of 3 attempts was not likely. The other thing is that I booted a machine after I applied an image that produced that error and it booted to XP however it did not boot to the mini-set up as it should have. (I did go back and create another image of the first machine using sysprep this time). I will continue to google around for more documentation on Clonezilla. I think it is an excellent tool in spite of my lack of success. I appreciate any other tips you or any one can offer.
Sorry, archive was a bad choice of word. Since gzip is commonly used to compress tar files, I just uttered the term. I was indeed refering to the image, or more specifically, whatever file was being run through gzip.
 
  


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