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Clonezilla doesn't ask to clone bootloader

Post by LMC » Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:39 pm

I'm using latest Clonezilla to clone my disk but it doesn't ask to clone bootloader. I'm using this guide and and chosing disk to disk clone. How do I fix this?

https://clonezilla.org/show-live-doc-co ... disk_clone

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Re: Clonezilla doesn't ask to clone bootloader

Post by MintBean » Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:00 pm

Select the easy/standard mode whatever it is. All the settings are as they need to be.

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Re: Clonezilla doesn't ask to clone bootloader

Post by JeremyB » Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:04 pm

Disk to disk clone should work fine as that is what I used to copy my triple boot drive to a larger one

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Re: Clonezilla doesn't ask to clone bootloader

Post by LMC » Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:20 am

I'm afraid it won't clone bootloader. Why doesn't it ask to clone bootloader like in the guide?

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Re: Clonezilla doesn't ask to clone bootloader

Post by Laurent85 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:10 am

Is the drive you are cloning a gpt disk ?
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Re: Clonezilla doesn't ask to clone bootloader

Post by LMC » Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:22 pm

Laurent85 wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:10 am
Is the drive you are cloning a gpt disk ?
How do I check that?

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Re: Clonezilla doesn't ask to clone bootloader

Post by Laurent85 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:29 pm

LMC wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:22 pm
How do I check that?
you can use fdisk:

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sudo fdisk -l
See Disklabel type. A gpt drive on an uefi OS has no bootloader in the MBR, an uefi partition is used instead.
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Re: Clonezilla doesn't ask to clone bootloader

Post by LMC » Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:46 pm

Laurent85 wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:29 pm
LMC wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:22 pm
How do I check that?
you can use fdisk:

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sudo fdisk -l
See Disklabel type. A gpt drive on an uefi OS has no bootloader in the MBR, an uefi partition is used instead.
It's gpt. Is it bad for disk cloning and cloning bootloader?

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Re: Clonezilla doesn't ask to clone bootloader

Post by JeremyB » Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:51 pm

Please just do the clone, what is the downside if it doesn't clone the bootloader? I have used clonezilla on my Lenovo laptop with EFI/GPT and with my Toshiba laptop that is a triple boot using CSM/legacy boot and clonezilla hasn't failed me doing a disk to disk clone

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Re: Clonezilla doesn't ask to clone bootloader

Post by ajgringo619 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:55 pm

I can confirm that Clonezilla handles GPT disks just fine. Just make sure you select the entire disk instead of individual partitions.
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Re: Clonezilla doesn't ask to clone bootloader

Post by LMC » Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:58 pm

JeremyB wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:51 pm
Please just do the clone, what is the downside if it doesn't clone the bootloader? I have used clonezilla on my Lenovo laptop with EFI/GPT and with my Toshiba laptop that is a triple boot using CSM/legacy boot and clonezilla hasn't failed me doing a disk to disk clone
Did it work when you restored the clone? So you mean the clone will work and be fully function when cloning without bootloader? Does it matter if it's full disk encrypted? By the way, what is bootloader and what it's purpose?
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Re: Clonezilla doesn't ask to clone bootloader

Post by Laurent85 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:58 pm

LMC wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:46 pm
It's gpt. Is it bad for disk cloning and cloning bootloader?
The guide you followed referred to a mbr drive. Clonezilla did not offer to clone the bootloader in your case only because your gpt drive has no bootloader to backup.
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Re: Clonezilla doesn't ask to clone bootloader

Post by LMC » Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:00 pm

Laurent85 wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:58 pm
LMC wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:46 pm
It's gpt. Is it bad for disk cloning and cloning bootloader?
The guide you followed referred to a mbr drive. Clonezilla did not offer to clone the bootloader in your case only because your gpt drive has no bootloader to backup.
Ok. Good to know. Thanks :)

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Re: Clonezilla doesn't ask to clone bootloader

Post by AZgl1500 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:06 pm

LMC wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:58 pm

Did it work when you restored the clone? So you mean the clone will work and be fully function when cloning without bootloader? Does it matter if it's full disk encrypted? By the way, what is bootloader and what it's purpose?
a Clone is just that, it does not read the info as text,
it reads the Bits and Zeros, it does not care if the disk is encrypted or not,
it is a Metal to Metal copy.

just clone it and go on.

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Re: Clonezilla doesn't ask to clone bootloader

Post by JeremyB » Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:12 pm

LMC wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:58 pm
JeremyB wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:51 pm
Please just do the clone, what is the downside if it doesn't clone the bootloader? I have used clonezilla on my Lenovo laptop with EFI/GPT and with my Toshiba laptop that is a triple boot using CSM/legacy boot and clonezilla hasn't failed me doing a disk to disk clone
Did it work when you restored the clone? So you mean the clone will work and be fully function when cloning without bootloader? Does it matter if it's full disk encrypted? By the way, what is bootloader and what it's purpose?
I did an actual disk to disk clone, hard drive to another hard drive

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Re: Clonezilla doesn't ask to clone bootloader

Post by LMC » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:52 am

The cloning went well. Is there a guide to restore the clone?

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Re: Clonezilla doesn't ask to clone bootloader

Post by AZgl1500 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:46 am

LMC wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:52 am
The cloning went well. Is there a guide to restore the clone?
https://clonezilla.org/lecture-material ... all-v2.pdf

https://clonezilla.org/clonezilla-live-doc.php

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