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Screen session with PXE

In this example: Run unattended Clonezilla live via PXE booting and the process can be remotely monitored
  1. Run Clonezilla in screen session so you can access remotely to monitor the progress.

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  • Run Clonezilla in screen session so you can access remotely to monitor the progress.     ^TOP^
    1. First, you have to setup a PXE server. You may refer to this doc.
    2. We'd like to change the default password ("live") to another one, e.g. "iloveclonezilla". By running this on GNU/Linux (e.g. Clonezilla live) command line prompt:
      echo iloveclonezilla | mkpasswd -s
      Then you get the encrypted password "Kb/VNchPYhuf6", so later we can use usercrypted=Kb/VNchPYhuf6. We want Clonezilla to restore the image "lenny-i386-partclone" (which is on a NFS server) to client's disk hda. The complete session of Clonezilla live

      label Clonezilla-live
      MENU LABEL Clonezilla Live 2.2.2-37 (Ramdisk)
      KERNEL vmlinuz1
      APPEND initrd=initrd1.img boot=live union=aufs nolocales vga=788 ip= noprompt usercrypted=Kb/VNchPYhuf6 fetch=tftp:// ocs_daemonon="ssh" keyboard-layouts=NONE ocs_live_batch="no" locales="en_US.UTF-8" ocs_prerun="mount -t nfs /home/partimag" ocs_live_run="screen ocs-sr -g auto -e1 auto -e2 --batch -j2 -p reboot restoredisk lenny-i386-partclone hda"


    3. Then after client machine is booted via PXE, you can ssh login into it with account user and passwd "iloveclonezilla", then:
      1. sudo -i
      2. screen -x
      You are in the screen session now. You should be able to see the restoring process before it's rebooted.

    For more boot parameters, please refer to this doc.

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