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Restore disk image : Restore an image on 2nd disk (sdb) to 1st disk (sda) (Step by step)
  1. Boot the machine via Clonezilla live
  2. The boot menu of Clonezilla live
  3. Here we choose 800x600 mode, after pressing Enter, you will see Debian Linux booting process
  4. Choose language
  5. Choose keyboard layout
  6. Choose "Start Clonezilla"
  7. Choose "device-image" option
  8. Choose "local_dev" option to assign sdb1 as the image home
  9. Select sdb1 as image repository, then choose "restoredisk" option
  10. Select image name and destination disk
  11. Clonezilla is restoring disk image on 2nd disk (sdb) to 1st disk (sda)
Clonezilla is restoring disk image on 2nd disk (sdb) to 1st disk (sda)
Clonezilla now is restoring the selected disk image to 1st disk (sda). The job is done by restoring:
  • MBR (by dd), and Boot loader (by grub)
  • Partition table (by sfdisk).
  • Data on every partition or LV (logical volume) (by partimage, ntfsclone, partclone or dd. It depends on the image of each partition or LV.)






When everything is done, Clonezilla will prompt you if you want to run it again (when something goes wrong or you want to choose different options),
  1. 'Stay in this console (console 1), enter command line prompt'
  2. 'Run command "exit" or "logout"'


Then you can choose to:
  • Poweroff
  • Reboot
  • Enter command line prompt
  • Start over (image repository /home/partimag, if mounted, will be umounted)
  • Start over (keep image repository /home/partimag mounted)
  • Start over (Remount subdir in medium of current repository)


Here we choose Poweroff, then when the shutdown process is done, it will ask you to remove the disk and close the try (if any) then press ENTER if you boot Clonezilla live from CD. If you boot Clonezilla live from USB flash drive, then there is no such prompt.


That's all. The 1st disk (sda) is ready to be used.
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