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I'm unable to mount an external Thunderbolt drive on my Macbook Pro (Retina) from the Clonezilla shell. lshw doesn't show the device. The drive also has a USB 3 connector, which works correctly.

Is there some trick to getting a Thunderbolt drive to work in this scenario? Other Thunderbolt devices (another MBPr in target disk mode) also aren't recognized.

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Unfortunately, there's not yet a linux driver for Thunderbolt. It was discussed in late 2011 at the Linux Plumbers Conference, but as of yet, nothing much had happened in that field.

So you might have to stick with USB for a while.

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Thanks. It would have been nice to boot MBP #2 into target disk mode and use Clonezilla to clone the drive directly to the new machine. At least the external drive has a USB connection. I'd happily pay for a utility that would do this; it would have saved me several hours. –  David Lively Feb 28 '13 at 23:16

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