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Old 07-28-2010, 03:52 PM   #1
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cloning using clonezilla on HDD

I want to clone my fedora8 HDD using clonezilla.I have downloaded,and want to boot from that.I have created one partition sda8 with 740 mb and formatted with ext3 and mounted that on /mnt.
I have extracted the files onto /mnt from clonezilla zip file.
I appended the necessary lines told by website to the , after rebooting when i select that clonezilla from grub,it was telling unrecognized format and cant mount the partition.

Please tell me how to mount the partition permanently in fstab.
Tell me how to modify the grub file to work correctly to boot from that partition.

Output of fdisk

Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80025280000 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xa95ea95e

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 14 2563 20482875 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 2564 4475 15358140 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 4476 9729 42202755 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 4476 5112 5116671 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 5113 5373 2096451 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda7 5374 5500 1020096 83 Linux
/dev/sda8 5501 5600 803218+ 83 Linux

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Old 07-29-2010, 04:58 PM   #2
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Did you see some how to on installing clonezilla like that? this?

You have me confused. Why not boot to the cd and make a backup partition to image like that?

Last edited by jefro; 08-02-2010 at 04:40 PM.
Old 08-02-2010, 08:18 AM   #3
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Finally Solved

Hello ...
Thanks for ur reply.
After doing lot of things,i taken the image.
First,i created one partition(sda9) on my hard disk which is planning to take the image.Formatted with ext3,and labelled that as clonezilla.I extracted the clonezilla live on to that.And entered the partition details in fstab to mount that partition automatically at boot time on /mnt.In grub,i entered the script to boot from 9th partition which i have created previously(sda9).

Finally,after reboot,i got the grub menu with two options,one for linux kernel and other clonezilla.Selected clonezilla,and gone forward with the asked questions,finally it will ask to select the disk/partition to take the image and destination to store that.

After 10 minutes,i got my entire system image.Now i have to move that image safely onto a dvd or flash drive to use when my system crashes.

This is solved........

Why i have not used cd is.. by using that we can do the process,but i just tried to explore the process in alternative way.


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