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Run the sysprep tool. Let it shutdown the computer. Now you can clone the drive.


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Windows Sysinternals Disk2vhd can clone live Windows systems to a VHD file. Disk2vhd is a utility that creates VHD (Virtual Hard Disk - Microsoft's Virtual Machine disk format) versions of physical disks for use in Microsoft Virtual PC or Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs). The difference between Disk2vhd and other physical-to-virtual tools is that ...


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I think I've figured it out - for local_dev, anyway; tomorrow I'll find out whether this applies to Samba as well. I suspect it does. (Edit: YES!) When I backed up the Windows machines to Samba, it created a folder for each image. When I tried to restore one of those images, I specified that subfolder to be mounted as /home/partimag; apparently this was ...


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You'll have to restore your Windows MBR. The easiest way is to boot from the Windows CD/DVD. Remove the 80 Gb harddrive Boot from Windows CD/DVD and choose the "Repair" option Choose the command prompt Run the two commands bootrec /fixmbr bootrec /fixboot If you're running XP, you need to run the recovery console from the Windows XP CD. At the ...


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Clonezilla doesn't support software-based or firmware-based (aka "FakeRAID") arrays. From what I understand your HP system has an Asus-made MB in it with an Intel ICH9R chipset. If you used that to make your RAID 0 then Clonezilla can't do anything with it. From their About page (under "Limitations"): Software RAID/fake RAID is not supported by ...


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Clonezilla copied the data from your original disk to the target disk exactly, including your partition table. You now have to resize your partition. You can either use something like gparted, or you can use fdisk if you're feeling lucky to expand the partition to take up the entire disk and then resize your filesystem with resize2fs or the like.


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Restore the image to a 160GB or larger harddrive ... could be virtual. Boot that machine with PartedMagic Live CD. Resize down the partition with parted. Put drive in as a secondary drive in windows or Linux, and resize using parted, gparted, or windows disk manager.


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You can create a WIM of your installation using ImageX, start up in that image and use sysprep /generalize for deployment on the new machine. You'll need to install drivers and activate windows when you deploy to the new machine. If you want to setup a new user account and machine name on the new system, add the /oobe flag when you sysprep.


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I would only do a perfect "clone" if the machines' hardware is identical in every way. And even then, you need to be really careful! If the machines are different at all, I would expect a bluescreen on startup due to the low-level drivers being different. You should follow snorfys answer and do a sysprep install instead of a clone: ...


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If you're using a VLK, it will be fine... If you're using an OEM key, you can't do this, as the OEM key is a pre-activated key (assuming you're talking about the key it comes with, not the one on the computer case itself). You will need to make sure it was set up properly (i.e. doing the Ctrl+Shift+F3 on the first screen of the OOBE when first turning it on) ...


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I create images frequently and you can just create a device-to-image (so full, not just partitions). Whenever you need to restore, work with image-to-device. It will create a full backup. You might encounter an error regarding partition table out of range (atleast, I believe that is the error). You can just run any live cd and use Gparted to fix the ...


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I've used VMware Converter to clone a live machine in the past. Free download, give it a shot.


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Get dd_rescue which can create a 1:1 clone and which doesn't stop for failing blocks. Be ready for some longer waiting times, though. dd_rescue will try to read each block several times. On top of that, the OS will retry failed blocks as well. So it will hang a long time for each bad block but it will eventually pass over them. Note that you should not ...


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For anyone who runs across this, I had the latest version of VirtualBox and after reading through some of the forum posts on virtualbox.org found there is an extension pack that has updates for PXE that doesn't install when you check for updates. I downloaded it and installed it and am now able to successfully boot PXE like normal without having to go ...


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Windows does a lot of configuration and optimization to do with the hardware abstraction layer during the initial install. If you pulled it from a sata drive set to IDE mode, it will want to run on the new AHCI setup as IDE, which won't work. You'll need to either run windows setup again and do a repair install, or re-apply the original image over the top ...


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You could customize a Clonezilla live image to do whatever you want, for example, automate the image to always backup your HDD into a specific partition without all the steps that you must type before execute the task. For example, everytime you execute a task with Clonezilla live, it tells your something like it just before you type "Y" to confirm the ...


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Clonezilla relies on Partclone to save and restore filesystems. Although it's useful, even if you use the -icds option, that alone isn't enough. When restoring the original filesystem on the smaller disk, Partclone will encounter a seek error trying to write beyond the disk boundary. So this is a limitation of not only Clonezilla, but the underlying tools it ...


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I would suspect that grub is choking over two partitions with the same UUID, which your system seems to be using to identify the boot device (Ubuntu switched to this method some time ago). You can tell grub specifically to boot the first partition or the second partition by specifying the device in the configuration file. My Google-Fu is lacking at the ...


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As i've found to my cost (and doumented on the CloneZilla site): Limitations: The destination partition must be equal or larger than the source one. You could use GParted or a Linux Live CD to "shrink" the partition to 100GB, then image that. You will then be able to restore the sub-110GB image to the disk.


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I don't think it could be related to SSID as your browser won't pass it to a remote server. I think you didn't clear your cookies after you cloned your hard drive which caused Google to use the same session ID for the two machines. The HTTP protocol provides no method to identify a machine apart from setting cookies, so most websites store a "session ...


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Have you considered tar of all things? Sounds silly, I know. Try this: $ cd /path/to/my/source/files $ tar -cf - . | tar -xvf - -C /path/to/my/destination/files It should perform surprisingly well with lots of small files - better than rsync certainly.


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It's not probable that Clonezilla copied physical errors from one disk to another; however, it's more probable that your controller in your laptop is beginning to fail. Or, another probable solution is that you have folders that are deeply nested inside one another (like music folders) and chkdsk is having a hard time with them. Chkdsk is an old utility ...


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I found an article which I always follow, it is actually a walk-through so it is very easy. It even shows you how to create shortcuts on the server's desktop to start the server already configured for multicasting, so you do not have to reconfigure the server every time. Here is the link: http://geekyprojects.com/cloning/setup-a-clonezilla-server-on-ubuntu/ ...


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When you want to re-install Grub from a system that you cannot boot, you usually boot from a live CD like Knoppix or Ubuntu. There you mount your Linux installation: mount /dev/sdbX /mnt Where X is the partition number on your hard drive. Then, you have two possibilities. Either you install the Grub version installed on your live CD: grub-install ...


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1) Yup, it is a complete image of your drive. Warts and all. 2) The data will be saved as files in a folder on the destination USB drive 3) Not sure I understand the question. If you lose power while creating the clone image you'll want to start over. If you lose power while restoring the clone image you will definitely want to start over.


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Have you tried a repair of the installation yet? You might be able to get away with booting from the install disc (or a recovery disc) and using the repair startup wizard. If that doesn't work, going to the command line from there and typing "bootrec" might solve it as well.


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Image of what? XP? Windows 7? Sysprep is it - because sysprep properly removes the system's identifying components, for lack of a better description coming to mind. While Mark Russinovich detailed a year ago that SIDs were really not an issue, he also noted that some services still need sysprep to have been run for a cloned machine to work properly (he ...


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Recovery Clonezilla live with multiple CDs or DVDs is not implemented yet. Now all the files have to be in one CD or DVD if you choose to create the recovery iso file. Source: http://clonezilla.org/ I personally use Acronis which is not Freeware so won;t bother recommending it here as I'm presuming Freeware is what you're after. (It's very good though) ...


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I'd suggest that if you're worried about the disk being damaged during the copy process because of how valuable it is then this worry would apply to using the disk any other way. You have to be careful, obviously, but something that's too valuable to risk using at all might as well already be broken; either way you're not getting anything from it are you? ...



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