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lite server : Run a Clonezilla lite server to do massive deployment from an image via multicast mechanism
  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. Now we have to mount the image repository.
  9. Select sdb1 as image repository, then choose "restoredisk" option
  10. Select image name and destination disk
Select sdb1 as image repository, then choose "restoredisk" option

If you are not familiar with the disk or partition name in GNU/Linux, read the hints:
'The partition name is the device name in GNU/Linux. The first partition in the first disk is "sda1", the 2nd partition in the first disk is "sda2", the first partition in the second disk is "sdb1" or "sdb1"... If the system you want to save is MS windows, normally C: is sda1, and D: could be sda2, or sda5...'

Choose the directory name on /dev/sdb1 as the image repository. Here we put image on the top directory (i.e., Current selected dir name is "/"):

Then Clonezilla shows you the disk usage report:

Here we choose "Beginner" mode:

If you choose "Expert" mode, you will have some chances to choose advanced parameters, e.g. imaging program, compression program, etc.. You can see more details here.

Since we will do massive deployment, now choose "massive-deployment":

We'd like to restore the image to other client machines, so now choose "from-image":

If we'd like to deploy the system in the local hard drive without an image, we should choose "from-device". However, if this is the case, later only the mechanism "bittorrent" will be available, no "multicast" or "broadcast" can be chosen.

Now select "restoredisk" option:

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