Changes between Version 1 and Version 2 of Internal/ConsoleClone


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Oct 2, 2014, 6:25:00 PM (6 years ago)
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     1''' Obtaining / Making a !CloneZilla boot disk '''
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     3There are several discussion on how to build the live usb located [http://clonezilla.org/liveusb.php here]. However I used [http://www.linuxliveusb.com/ lili] on a windows machine. You could also just burn the iso onto a CD-R. Which ever method you choose, boot the machine into the live clonezilla session. We're now ready to begin the process.
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     5''' How to use !CloneZilla '''
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     7 1. If using a USB stick, ensure it is plugged into the bottom right usb port.
     8 1. Begin booting the image machine with the clonezilla live USB (or CD if you went that route).
     9 1. You will be presented with a boot menu of boot choices, choose the one relevant for your setup. we used the VGA option.
     10 1. We answered Don't touch keymap for the keymap question
     11 1. Once at the ncurses clonezilla menu, choose start clonezilla.
     12 1. Choose the device-image option (we want to use the network).
     13 1. Choose the NFS server option
     14 1. The tool will enumerate the network interfaces and then ask you which network interface you want to configure. On our consoles, we usually reserve eth1 for the control interface, and thus the network path to our repository is via that interface. Pick the interface that connects to the network your NFS server is on.
     15 1. Assuming you are using dhcp in your network choose dhcp, other wise manually specify the address (it's assumed that the NFS server is in the same subnet).
     16 1. Once you have an address, you will be prompted for the IP or hostname of your NFS server. Since this is a debian based live linux, you can press ctrl-alt-f2 to jump to another virtual console and check if there is connectivity between the Image machine and your NFS server (ping, host, etc... )
     17 1. It will then ask you to specify the directory of you image repository. It will locally mount this to a very specific directory name, however the remote mount point doesn't have to be named this.
     18 1. Once it mounts the image repository, it will then ask you if you want to go into beginner or expert mode. Choose beginner (expert mode just lets you specfiy all parameters as command line flags, instead of asking you).
     19 1. Choose restore Disk from the list of possible actions (NOT restore part)
     20 1. Make sure that the selected disk is SDA. If it is something else such as SDB, the restored image will not boot. If it is not SDA, then restart the process with the usb drive in a different slot.
     21 1. It will then enumerate all the choices it discovered from the NFS mount point (if this list is empty and every thing mounted correctly, enusre that the tar command extracted a directory into our NFS root, instead of placing the contents of said directory into your NFS root.)
     22 1. Choose the 2013-7-25-19 image.
     23 1. It will begin the image process and ask for several confirmations (say yes to all of them).
     24 1. Once complete choose to reboot (remember to remove the boot media before the machine comes up for the second time)
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    129''' Console Cloning '''
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    2149On the machine we're using to write the we'll need to start the clonezilla live instance. The main clonezilla documentation is located [http://clonezilla.org/clonezilla-live.php here], the current download page is [http://clonezilla.org/downloads.php here]. When creating the console disk image we used clonezilla-live-2.1.2-20-i486.iso as the iso basis for our Live USB key. This version is now replaced and isn't on the webpage (might be in an archive). The newer version ''should'' be compatible with images made before.
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    23 There are several discussion on how to build the live usb located [http://clonezilla.org/liveusb.php here]. However I used [http://www.linuxliveusb.com/ lili] on a windows machine. You could also just burn the iso onto a CD-R. Which ever method you choose, boot the machine into the live clonezilla session. We're now ready to begin the process.
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    25  1. Begin booting the image machine with the clonezilla live USB (or CD if you went that route).
    26  1. You will be presented with a boot menu of boot choices, choose the one relevant for your setup. we used the VGA option.
    27  1. We answered Dont' touch keymap for the keymap question
    28  1. Once at the ncurses clonezilla menu, choose start clonezilla.
    29  1. Choose the device-image option (we want to use the network).
    30  1. Choose the NFS server option
    31  1. The tool will enumerate the network interfaces and then ask you which network interface you want to configure. On our consoles, we usually reserve eth1 for the control interface, and thus the network path to our repository is via that interface. Pick the interface that connects to the network your NFS server is on.
    32  1. Assuming you are using dhcp in your network choose dhcp, other wise manually specify the address (it's assumed that the NFS server is in the same subnet).
    33  1. Once you have an address, you will be prompted for the IP or hostname of your NFS server. Since this is a debian based live linux, you can press ctrl-alt-f2 to jump to another virtual console and check if there is connectivity between the Image machine and your NFS server (ping, host, etc... )
    34  1. It will then ask you to specify the directory of you image repository. It will locally mount this to a very specfic directory name, however the remote mount point doesn't have to be named this.
    35  1. Once it mounts the image repository, it will then ask you if you want to go into beginner or expert mode. Choose beginner (expert mode just lets you specfiy all parameters as command line flags, instead of asking you).
    36  1. Choose restore Disk from the list of possible actions (NOT restore part)
    37  1. It will then enumerate all the choices it discovered from the NFS mount point (if this list is empty and every thing mounted correctly, enusre that the tar command extracted a directory into our NFS root, instead of placing the contents of said directory into your NFS root.)
    38  1. Choose the 2013-7-25-19 image.
    39  1. It will begin the image process and ask for several confirmations (say yes to all of them).
    40  1. Once complete choose to reboot (remember to remove the boot media before the machine comes up for the second time)
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    4251The Image machine should now start up as a regular console.
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