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Old 09-29-2015, 06:51 AM   #1
Tirnanog
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Making Image


Hi All
I am having issues with Clonezilla which I have used for years.
On windows 7,I saved my image to external hard drive and to a third partition on the laptop which allowed be to get out of trouble if needed if the external hard drive was not available.
Mint is not happy with this system. I cannot put an image into sda 2 and restore to that point and the image is invisible on sda 3 as it pops itself into a folder which Clonezilla cant read - therefore I am a bit bemused. A external hard drive is too big and delicate to drag around. If you make images please advice me how you handle this issue remembering that the terminal is in outer space thus far in my walk with Linux.

Many Thanks
Tirnanog

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Old 09-29-2015, 12:16 PM   #2
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Hi All
I am having issues with Clonezilla which I have used for years.
On windows 7,I saved my image to external hard drive and to a third partition on the laptop which allowed be to get out of trouble if needed if the external hard drive was not available.
Mint is not happy with this system. I cannot put an image into sda 2 and restore to that point and the image is invisible on sda 3 as it pops itself into a folder which Clonezilla cant read - therefore I am a bit bemused. A external hard drive is too big and delicate to drag around. If you make images please advice me how you handle this issue remembering that the terminal is in outer space thus far in my walk with Linux.

Many Thanks
Tirnanog
Hi Tirnanog
I assume from your post that you no longer have windows 7 on the Laptop you are referring to? Assuming that you have Mint only on the Laptop, are you trying to make a Full backup or only backing up each partition. You cannot make a backup of the entire drive and store the image on a partition on the same drive. In fact I am not sure of what you actually did with the Win 7 system.
I know that you are fearful of Terminals but just open one and type the following into it
Quote:
lsblk
, hitting return when you are finished typing. Copy and post back the output that shows on the screen.
 
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Old 09-29-2015, 01:18 PM   #3
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Hi there thanks for answering

Linux is now my main operating system and as I cant afford a Mac and won't touch win 10 I have to make this work

I have win 7 installed as an oracle virtual drive it has a few specialist programs installed that I can't find in linux as yet. It is not big enough to partition for an image even if it could be done

My old Win7 had C Drive system / D Drive My Thesis documents etc / E Drive image to restore if needed of the C drive only / D drive I backed up on to the maxor

Now I just want to make a back of sda 2 and save it in sda3 which is empty and restore from there in a way that clonzilla will see it but it puts itself into a folder then clonezilla cannot read it

Tirnanog

I hope this was what you wanted

NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT
sda 8:0 0 298.1G 0 disk
sda1 8:1 0 4.7G 0 part [SWAP]
sda2 8:2 0 200.3G 0 part /
sda3 8:3 0 93.1G 0 part
sr0 11:0 1 1024M 0 rom

Last edited by Tirnanog; 09-29-2015 at 01:26 PM.
 
Old 09-30-2015, 01:34 AM   #4
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Hi there thanks for answering

Linux is now my main operating system and as I cant afford a Mac and won't touch win 10 I have to make this work

I have win 7 installed as an oracle virtual drive it has a few specialist programs installed that I can't find in linux as yet. It is not big enough to partition for an image even if it could be done

My old Win7 had C Drive system / D Drive My Thesis documents etc / E Drive image to restore if needed of the C drive only / D drive I backed up on to the maxor

Now I just want to make a back of sda 2 and save it in sda3 which is empty and restore from there in a way that clonzilla will see it but it puts itself into a folder then clonezilla cannot read it

Tirnanog

I hope this was what you wanted

NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT
sda 8:0 0 298.1G 0 disk
sda1 8:1 0 4.7G 0 part [SWAP]
sda2 8:2 0 200.3G 0 part /
sda3 8:3 0 93.1G 0 part
sr0 11:0 1 1024M 0 rom
Hi Tirnanog
Yes you should be able to clone partition 2 and store it onto partition 3 as long as your image does not exceed 75 Gigs or so. You must choose the clone partition option and they should show up as sda2 and sda3 under clonezilla. I am not sure clonezilla will see them as sda2 and sda3 but they should show up when you chose Partition to Image. If there is no sda3 then clonezilla may see them as sda1 and sda2 instead and just skip the swap space.
Start Clonezilla and see what partitions are seen, they will show up when you chose the one you want to clone. I am not sure where it asks you under Clonezilla but chose Partition and report back how it goes.
 
Old 09-30-2015, 02:24 PM   #5
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Many Thanks it worked this time my friend made the first image and put it into a folder so of course clonezilla could not see it and while I also have an image on my maxor I feel safer now.
You were patient and knowledgeable many thanks
Tirnanog
 
Old 09-30-2015, 08:17 PM   #6
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Many Thanks it worked this time my friend made the first image and put it into a folder so of course clonezilla could not see it and while I also have an image on my maxor I feel safer now.
You were patient and knowledgeable many thanks
Tirnanog
Hi Tirnanog
Mark solved if you are satisfied, so others may benefit from the information.
 
  


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