Clonezilla Server

Follow steps 1-5 in the tutorial at www.oakdome.com/k5/tutorials/computer-cloning/free-computer-cloning.php
more info is here:  http://www.geekyprojects.com/cloning/setup-a-clonezilla-server-on-ubuntu/

I’ve found a laptop works brilliantly.  You automatically have 2 interfaces (assuming Linux recognizes the wireless card)–one (wired) for the imaging network and the other (wireless) for internet access.

It seems the network manager GUI got in the way of things and “gummed up” the system a bit.
sudo apt-get remove network-manager

Change your wired interface to a static IP:
sudo /etc/network/interfaces

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
address 192.168.10.100
netmask 255.255.255.0

auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
wpa-ssid xxxxx
wpa-psk xxxxx

Let’s get Clonezilla configured by typing:

sudo apt-get update

sudo drblsrv -i     # accept defaults

sudo  drblpush -i     # accept defaults (except possibly which interface is connected to Internet)

Clonezilla creates a folder  /home/partimag that belongs to root–I suggest changing ownership of the folder (and included files and folders) to a different admin user.

OK, now some double-checking…

Be sure the DHCP server is listening on the correct interface (eth0 or eth1, etc.):
sudo nano /etc/default/isc-dhcp-server
You want to see:  INTERFACES=”eth0″       ## (or similar)

The config file is here:
/etc/dhcp/dhcpd.conf
At the bottom, you’ll want your subnet to be *different* than your normally used one (e.g. you probably want 192.168.10.0)

To start Clonezilla server:
sudo dcs

To stop:
sudo dcs clonezilla-stop

Bonanza!  Another useful project to amaze your friends and family, co-workers too  ?

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