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Create Recovery Clonezilla : Create a autorun recovery Clonezilla live CD or USB flash drive (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. Choose the image you want to include in the recovery CD or USB flash drive:
Boot the machine via Clonezilla live
In this example, the machine has 2 disks, 1st disk's name is sda (device name in GNU/Linux), 2nd disk's device name is sdb. We already have a Clonezilla image in sdb. //NOTE// You must first create an image and it should exist in dir /home/partimag, otherwise later the menu "recovery-iso-zip" won't be shown.
In this example, the image name is called "precise-x86-20140120", and its contents is:
root@debian:/home/partimag# ls -alFh
total 32K
drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 4.0K Jan 20 14:17 ./
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root   80 Jan 21 01:15 ../
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4.0K Jan 20 12:06 DOCS/
drwx------ 2 root root  16K Jan 20 12:06 lost+found/
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4.0K Jan 20 12:07 Photos/
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4.0K Jan 20 14:17 precise-x86-20140120/

root@debian:/home/partimag# ls -alFh precise-x86-20140120/
total 340M
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4.0K Jan 20 14:17 ./
drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 4.0K Jan 20 14:17 ../
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  833 Jan 20 14:16 blkdev.list
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  353 Jan 20 14:16 blkid.list
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5.8K Jan 20 14:17 clonezilla-img
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    4 Jan 20 14:17 disk
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 144K Jan 20 14:17 Info-dmi.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  63K Jan 20 14:17 Info-lshw.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4.6K Jan 20 14:17 Info-lspci.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  171 Jan 20 14:17 Info-packages.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   83 Jan 20 14:17 Info-saved-by-cmd.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   10 Jan 20 14:17 parts
-rw------- 1 root root 337M Jan 20 14:17 sda1.ext4-ptcl-img.gz.aa
-rw------- 1 root root 1.5M Jan 20 14:17 sda5.ext4-ptcl-img.gz.aa
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   36 Jan 20 14:16 sda-chs.sf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1.0M Jan 20 14:16 sda-hidden-data-after-mbr
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  512 Jan 20 14:16 sda-mbr
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  443 Jan 20 14:16 sda-pt.parted
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  400 Jan 20 14:16 sda-pt.parted.compact
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  310 Jan 20 14:16 sda-pt.sf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   53 Jan 20 14:17 swappt-sda2.info
Now we will use the image "precise-x86-20140120" to create a recovery Clonezilla live CD, which can be used to recover the sda if the system on sda crashes.
Once you have the bootable Clonezilla Live CD/DVD or USB flash drive, you can boot the machine you want to clone via Clonezilla live. Remember to use the Clonezilla live CD or USB flash drive to boot the machine. For example, if you have Clonezilla Live in USB flash drive, you have to boot it via USB device (Ex. USB-HDD or USB-ZIP). If necessary, you can set the first boot priority in the BIOS as USB-HDD or USB-ZIP so that it can boot Clonezilla Live from your USB flash drive.
Here we take CD as an example. You can either set CD as first boot priority in machine's BIOS like this:


Or by pressing a hotkey (e.g. Esc or F9) when you boot the machine, you will see the boot menu of BIOS like this:


Check your motherboard manual for more details about how to boot your machine via CD.

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