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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 "xenial-x64-20170924":
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

and its contents are:

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 we will use the image "xenial-x64-20170924" 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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