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Old 06-10-2009, 01:45 PM   #1
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Clonezilla: Cloning from hda to sda


I have a working Clonezilla setup. I use one master Windows image to image to a handful of different types of computers. This all works just dandy.

The image was created using a machine with PATA hard drives, making the image stored on the storage server disk 'hda'. I want to image now to a computer of similar architecture with a SATA hard drive called 'sda'.

To this date I haven't found a good way to do this using Clonezilla Live. It seems like I can't specify the source disk on the server and the destination disk on the client independently. If I choose to image to 'sda' on the client, it assumes I would like to read the image from 'sda' on the server.

At this point it seems like I would need to maintain two different images -- one for PATA computers and one for SATA computers. I would very much not like to do this. Has anyone successfully been able to image from a source disk name that is not the same as the destination disk name?
Old 06-10-2009, 03:25 PM   #2
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Yeah, unfortunately windows xp does not natively recognise SATA disks, you would need to slipstream the relevant SATA drivers into your XP setup disk (CD, not image) and reinstall XP on a model computer, and build your image from there. I haven't done this in the past myself, so I'm not sure whether you could possibly rebuild your image with both SATA and PATA capability, in which case you would only need to keep one image live.
Old 06-11-2009, 02:01 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response.

Well that would be a problem for after I actually installed XP on a target machine. The problem is I can't get Clonezilla Live to read an image from hda (an image I keep on a storage device) and image it to sda. Clonezilla seems to assume that since I am cloning to a device called sda it should read from a device called sda as well. E.G. I get an error message along the lines of "sda: image not found!".

I believe I would have this same problem if I were copying a Linux distrubution's image.

I think my image would work as far as the SATA drives go, but I haven't tested it so I couldn't say for sure.
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Have you tried partimage?
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it also is part of ultimatebootCD too
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Old 06-11-2009, 03:58 PM   #5
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Thanks. Yeah, Clonezilla actually runs Partimage so I could always manually invoke it.

I still wonder if Clonezilla has any sort of support for this. I might try requesting something in the newsgroup.
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when i use partimage with vista, i get errors about the operating system being corrupt, is this some "failsafe" that vista came up with?


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