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Old 12-22-2010, 10:39 PM   #1
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Extract cloned image from hdd make live-cd


I recently used clonezilla to make a backup image of hdd, before doing factory restore, now the image is of not necessary as I can image the restored computer (Acer Aspire 3620).
Is it possible to extract image to blu-ray and make bootable as in live-cd?
 
Old 12-23-2010, 03:13 AM   #2
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Hi EDDY1,

this will not work since LiveCDs and normal installations are completely different.

If you want to create your own LiveCD, take a look at (for example) Slax http://www.slax.org/ It is modular and you can add programs by your own to the image.

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Old 12-23-2010, 02:37 PM   #3
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One more question, this cloned-image is on my Debian squeeze machine can I move it to virtual-box,
Or do I have to open it with clonezilla to move to VB?
 
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I don't know about Virtualbox, but I've read that at least for Vmware there is a possibility to transfer a complete installation into a VMware virtual machine. As far as I know this is mostly used for Windows servers.

But what do you want to do? why not perform a complete new installation inside Virtualbox?

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Old 12-23-2010, 03:12 PM   #5
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I'm not able to read the information in the image,because it is an image.
When I imaged hdd I didn't do partition and now I'm wishing I had.
I actually want information from 1 of the partitions that I can't get as an image and really don't want to buy another hdd for laptop to put the image on.
I have a 40Gig drive for my other machine, I think I'll put it on that hdd atleast I'll have access to it, to copy the partition with info.
It was my first time working with CZ, now I know choose partition to partition.
 
Old 12-23-2010, 03:21 PM   #6
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mh, isn't the image only a tar.gz file? can't you unpack it?
If it's tar, you may read the manpage in order to learn how to extract particular files from the archive.

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I do believe it is.
There are notations gz.aa and gz.ab under all 3 partitions.
 
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well, Clonezilla seems to have it's own format. Unfortunately the documentation of Clonezilla says
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Limitations

    - The destination partition must be equal or larger than the source one.
    - Differential/incremental backup is not implemented yet.
    - Online imaging/cloning is not implemented yet. The partition to be imaged or cloned has to be unmounted.
    - Software RAID/fake RAID is not supported by default. It's can be done manually only.
    - Due to the image format limitation, the image can not be explored or mounted. You can _NOT_ recovery single file from the image. However, you still have workaround to make it, read this.
    - Recovery Clonezilla live with multiple CDs or DVDs is not implemented yet. Now all the files have to be in one CD or DVD if you choose to create the recovery iso file.
so you'll actually have to restore the complete partition.

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Old 12-23-2010, 03:56 PM   #9
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Thanks alot I'm going to copy to another hdd on my other computer,
I just need to be able to mount it, so I'll do that later on today.
Then I can copy info to dvd.
The image totals 11G but it was clone of 40G hdd.
Thank you for your help.

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