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Old 05-14-2009, 07:45 PM   #1
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clonezilla PXE

Hello. My school is looking at using clonezilla to reimage a bunch of laptops (ghost keeps hitting a security issue). I have the software and needed to make a backup of one of my machines as it is so I thought I would try it out. I set up the server just fine. I went to my laptop and tried to boot from lan. I get the following message
UNDI code segment size: 2460
PXE entry point found (we hope) at 9D3A:00CC
getting cached packet 01
Getting cached packet 02
Getting cached packet 03
My IP address seems to be C0A80302
TFTP prefix:
Trying to load: pxelinux.cfg/60daeed4-c504-d611-81ba-000bcd53289d
Trying to load: pxelinux.cfg/01-00-0b-cd-53-28-9d
Trying to load: pxelinux.cfg/C0A80302
Trying to load: pxelinux.cfg/C0A8030
Trying to load: pxelinux.cfg/C0A803
Trying to load: pxelinux.cfg/C0A80
Trying to load: pxelinux.cfg/C0A8
Trying to load: pxelinux.cfg/C0A
Trying to load: pxelinux.cfg/C0
Trying to load: pxelinux.cfg/C
Trying to load: pxelinux.cfg/default
Welcome to DRBL
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After that, it just sits there with my fan running hard. I am somewhat new to this software. I am at a loss as to why it is not booting properly. I would think if there was an error the machine would tell me instead of just sitting there.

thanks in advance
Old 05-15-2009, 04:23 PM   #2
harry edwards
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PXE allows you to boot a PC using network resources i.e. DHCP and TFTP. I am not a Clonezilla expert, but, I am pretty sure Clonezilla is distributed on a bootale CD; thus, PXE booting is not required. Have you checked your BIOS boot order ensuring CD/DVD booting is enabled.

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Old 05-15-2009, 04:51 PM   #3
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The CD brought it up. It should etherboot, but for some reason my machine would not do it? A cd brought it up. Thanks. Now I have another problem. The CD makes it so the computer can access the kernel via network. It does nto have the kernel on it. When I try to boot any machine (I have tried three of three different brands), I get a fatal error saying
FATAL ERROR: Failed to mount root filesystem.!!!
I have checked the permissions on the file ti draws from, and it should be executable. I also just ran the program as the root user. That didn't work either. Maybe a reboot?
Old 06-12-2009, 03:32 PM   #4
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You speak of Clonezilla & setting up the server just fine; yet you do not mention DRBL, which the Clonezilla WikipediaŽ page indicates is the Clonezilla server. -- Did you in fact install DRBL?

Please don't take offense, but do you have any prior experience PXE booting? Did you try a simple Clonezilla Live clone or back-up 1st?



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