[ubuntu-uk] Using Clonezilla to image thinkpad hard drive before installing Ubuntu

Simon Greenwood sfgreenwood at gmail.com
Fri Jun 8 15:58:05 UTC 2012

On 8 June 2012 16:53, kpb <kpb at sohcahtoa.org.uk> wrote:

> Hello All
> One for any Thinkpad owners using Ubuntu
> Just bought a second hand Thinkpad X200s, and it runs Ubuntu 12.04 from a
> USB stick really nicely, with the basics working fine (I mainly need
> suspend to ram).
> I'd like to be able to restore the hard drive including the recovery
> partition to its original state in case I want to pass the laptop on (came
> with Vista Business).
> I've used clonezilla to image the whole drive including the mbr, using
> these shortform instructions
> http://www.forwestmedia.com/resources/how-to-guides/using-clonezilla-to-create-and-restore-disk-images/
> I have reason to believe the result will be restorable, see
> http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=75378
> especially the last post on that page.
> Anyone done this? Had any issues restoring?
I've used Clonezilla and it works fine on most machines. Realistically you
could just leave the restore partition on the disk as it boots Windows to
do the restore process.

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