|Prepare Clonezilla live|
|FIRST OF ALL, BACK UP IMPORTANT DATA BEFORE YOU USE CLONEZILLA LIVE TO DO ANYTHING.|
In this example, the machine has 1 disk (8 GB), we want to clone it to an external disk (20 GB). This is a normal case when you buy a new disk to replace old disk on your machine. Here since we use virtual machine to give this example, we use small disk size, i.e. 8 GB to 20 GB instead of modern disk size.
Besides, modern "light" laptop normally comes WITHOUT CD drive, or you happen to leave your USB CD drive in another place, it's a good idea to use USB device to boot Clonezilla live. In this example, we use a better, neater method, i.e. put Clonezilla live on the new disk and use it to boot clonezilla live. By doing this, you do not have to burn a CD, or prepare another USB flash drive. This is an one-time-use Clonezilla live, because later the clonezilla live files on new disk will be overwritten. Of course, you still can put Clonezilla live in CD or USB flash drive, then boot it to clone the 8 GB disk to 20 GB disk. The procedure is quite similar. Just remember to choose the correct source and destination disk.
Prerequisite: A new, equal or larger disk, an external disk closure, an USB cable. A running MS Windows or GNU/Linux.
- Put the new disk inside your external disk closure, connect that to your running MS Windows or GNU/Linux via USB cable, then follow here to put Clonezilla live zip file on your external disk and make it bootable.