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lite server : Run a Clonezilla lite server to do massive deployment.
  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 "lite-server" option
  8. Start Clonezilla lite server
  9. Now we have to mount the image repository.
  10. Select sdb1 as image repository, then choose "restoredisk" option
  11. Select image name and destination disk
Boot the machine via Clonezilla live
In this example, the machine will run as a Clonezilla lite server, which can be used to deploy an image to many computers. Assume we already have a Clonezilla image in sdb, the image name is called "xenial-x64-20170924", and we will use the existing DHCP service in the LAN:
root@debian:~# ls -lh /home/partimag/
total 28K
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4.0K Sep 24 04:29 Docs
drwx------ 2 root root  16K Sep 24 03:45 lost+found
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4.0K Sep 24 04:29 Photos
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4.0K Sep 24 04:51 xenial-x64-20170924

root@debian:~# ls -lh /home/partimag/xenial-x64-20170924/
total 447M
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  755 Sep 24 04:51 blkdev.list
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  407 Sep 24 04:51 blkid.list
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4.7K Sep 24 04:51 clonezilla-img
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  159 Sep 24 04:51 dev-fs.list
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    4 Sep 24 04:51 disk
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 273K Sep 24 04:51 Info-dmi.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  187 Sep 24 04:51 Info-img-id.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 124K Sep 24 04:51 Info-lshw.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4.6K Sep 24 04:51 Info-lspci.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  224 Sep 24 04:51 Info-packages.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   97 Sep 24 04:51 Info-saved-by-cmd.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    5 Sep 24 04:51 parts
-rw------- 1 root root 446M Sep 24 04:51 sda1.ext4-ptcl-img.gz.aa
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  512 Sep 24 04:51 sda2-ebr
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   36 Sep 24 04:51 sda-chs.sf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1.0M Sep 24 04:51 sda-hidden-data-after-mbr
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  512 Sep 24 04:51 sda-mbr
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  405 Sep 24 04:51 sda-pt.parted
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  366 Sep 24 04:51 sda-pt.parted.compact
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  250 Sep 24 04:51 sda-pt.sf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   53 Sep 24 04:51 swappt-sda5.info
Now the image "xenial-x64-20170924" will be deployed to other machines' sda.

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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