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lite server BT from dev : Run a Clonezilla lite server to do massive deployment from raw device via bittorrent 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. Mount the image repository.
  9. Choose the massive deployment mode using BT from raw device mode.
  10. Select source disk.
Boot the machine via Clonezilla live
In this example, we will replicate the OS on the first hard drive (/dev/sda) in Machine A to other 30 client machines. Hence we will make Machine A as a Clonezilla lite server. Assume we already have an OS on Machine A's /dev/sda, and this OS will be replicated to other computers using Bittorrent mechanism. The nice thing about this method is we do not have to take an image from the raw device of Machine A then replicate the image to other machines. Hence this method will save a lot of time. We will use the existing DHCP service in the LAN when providing network booting service for clients.

Here we describe the details. Once you have the bootable Clonezilla Live CD/DVD or USB flash drive, you can boot the Machine A 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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