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Old 02-24-2013, 12:01 AM   #1
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Need help with Clonezilla


Hi,

I have Ubuntu 12.04.1 running on VM. I need to install Clonezilla SE on Ubuntu and configure DRBL/Clonezilla for installing clean Windows Xp images to around 20 computers in our lab.

The objective is seting up a Clonzilla server with raided hard drives demonstrating how to create Windows images from any type or size of hard drive and demonstrating how to restore these images to any type or size of hard drive, via network and wireless.All I am looking at the ability to boot up Windows PCs from the Clonzilla server via the network rather than usb stick or CD.

I tried following http://geekyprojects.com/cloning/set...ver-on-ubuntu/ for setting up clonezilla for Ubuntu machine and http://geekyprojects.com/cloning/how...illa-tutorial/ for creating hard drive image out of installed Windows Xp. What I mean is I have Windows Xp installed on one of VM, on the same VM I am trying to boot Clonezilla Live CD and try to create the image out of it(Correct me if I am wrong).

Now I have a query. Am I right doing it for Windows?
Where do I need to put image created out of step 2nd link?
/clonezilla ???
 
Old 02-24-2013, 06:55 PM   #2
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"Now I have a query. Am I right doing it for Windows?" Well, I'd say no. Windows doesn't like to be moved. Microsoft offers many tools for professionals to create images of and deploy their OS over the network.

Can you do it? Well, maybe, if some things are true. Not sure you can make this statement however, any size to any size. Also systems would have to be either identical or add in support for hal to be fixed. Might sysprep the images or use automated installs instead of clones. Just me maybe.

"Where do I need to put image created out of step 2nd link?
/clonezilla ???" Well, you can put it anywhere the server can access it. Normally it would be in some path set up for drbl. It could go to any ftp or nfs location or maybe any samba share or shared folder.

---------- Post added 02-24-13 at 06:55 PM ----------

"Now I have a query. Am I right doing it for Windows?" Well, I'd say no. Windows doesn't like to be moved. Microsoft offers many tools for professionals to create images of and deploy their OS over the network.

Can you do it? Well, maybe, if some things are true. Not sure you can make this statement however, any size to any size. Also systems would have to be either identical or add in support for hal to be fixed. Might sysprep the images or use automated installs instead of clones. Just me maybe.

"Where do I need to put image created out of step 2nd link?
/clonezilla ???" Well, you can put it anywhere the server can access it. Normally it would be in some path set up for drbl. It could go to any ftp or nfs location or maybe any samba share or shared folder.
 
Old 02-26-2013, 09:07 AM   #3
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Do you mean its not possible to achieve that through Clonezilla?
I am confused. Can you please suggest.


1. Does it work? Am I doing right thing?
2. I never read anywhere people talking about installing Windows
images on remote clients using Ubuntu with Clonezilla? Please correct
me.
3. What step did I missed or what step I need to follow?
 
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Your need is this, "installing clean Windows Xp images".

Have you created imaged based on Microsoft documentation of did you simply clone some computer?

There are many web pages devoted to using linux/bsd to replicate the uses of a microsoft only way.

The step two you mentioned is not what I think I read. So how far have you gotten and what happens?
 
  


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