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Customized script with PXE

In this example: Use customized script with a PXE version of Clonezilla live
  1. To put your customized script with a PXE version of Clonezilla live

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  • To put your customized script with a PXE version of Clonezilla live
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  •  In this example, we assume (1) The IP address of your PXE server is 192.168.120.254, (2) the customized script (custom-ocs-2) is put on your PXE server's tftpd root dir (E.g. On DRBL server, the path is /tftpboot/nbi_img/. It might be different in your case if you are not use DRBL server as a PXE server).
    Therefor your pxelinux.cfg/default file is like:

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    label Clonezilla Live
    MENU DEFAULT
    # MENU HIDE
    MENU LABEL Clonezilla Live
    # MENU PASSWD
    kernel vmlinuz1
    append initrd=initrd1.img boot=live union=aufs config noswap noprompt vga=788 ip= fetch=tftp://192.168.120.254/filesystem.squashfs ocs_prerun="busybox tftp -g -r custom-ocs-2 -l /tmp/custom-ocs-2 192.168.120.254" ocs_live_run="bash /tmp/custom-ocs-2" keyboard-layouts=NONE ocs_live_batch="no" locales="en_US.UTF-8" nolocales
    TEXT HELP
    Boot Clonezilla live via network
    ENDTEXT

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    //NOTE// Remember to check the boot parameters on the Clonezilla live iso/zip file. It might change.
    The content of custom-ocs-2 can be like:

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    #!/bin/bash
    . /usr/share/drbl/sbin/drbl-conf-functions
    . /etc/drbl/drbl-ocs.conf
    . /usr/share/drbl/sbin/ocs-functions
    . /etc/ocs/ocs-live.conf
    
    # Load language file
    ask_and_load_lang_set en_US.UTF-8
    
    # 1. Mount the clonezilla image home.
    # Types: local_dev, ssh_server, samba_server, nfs_server
    prep-ocsroot -t nfs_server
    
    # 2. Restore the image
    if mountpoint /home/partimag/ &>/dev/null; then
      ocs-sr -l en_US.UTF-8 -c -p choose restoredisk ask_user ask_user
    else
      [ "$BOOTUP" = "color" ] && $SETCOLOR_FAILURE
      echo "Fail to find the Clonezilla image home /home/partimag!"
      echo "Program terminated!"
      [ "$BOOTUP" = "color" ] && $SETCOLOR_NORMAL
    fi
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    //NOTE// Remember to add shebang line (#!/bin/bash) in your script to avoid a "Exec format error" issue.

    For more boot parameters, please refer to this doc.


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