After searching the web for hours, I couldn't find a noob-guide for getting the job done. I have read bits of disconnected information here and there about nfs servers, dhcp, samba and so on. I've even tried some methods without yielding any results.
I have a laptop with a single NTFS partition. I also have an ubuntu desktop, an ethernet cable and a bootable clonezilla live cd. What I'm intending to do is to backup the NTFS partition to my ubuntu desktop (as an image). I don't know how to setup a static IP on my computer and use it via clonezilla to access the network-share. I have, however, used clonezilla before to backup an ubuntu partition (ext4) to another. Any guides, outlines or tutorials will be of help.
update I have tried @bjanssen's answer right away and failed!
ip addr 1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00 inet 127.0.0.1/8 scope host lo inet6 ::1/128 scope host valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever 2: eth0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state UP qlen 1000 link/ether bc:ae:c5:b9:94:43 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff inet6 fe80::beae:c5ff:feb9:9443/64 scope link valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
I couldn't locate my IP address among these. I have tried dhcp discovery in clonezilla which keeps on checking the network (more like pinging) and stays that way.