Clonezilla question

Colin Law clanlaw at
Sun Dec 10 09:50:59 UTC 2017

On 10 December 2017 at 05:03, Phil <phil_lor at> wrote:

> On 10/12/17 13:26, compdoc wrote:
>> On 12/09/2017 03:56 PM, Phil wrote:
>> I discovered that Clonezilla requires that the source drive be unmounted
>> I boot clonezilla from a cd or usb stick, and never have to worry about
>> drives in use. How are you running it?
>> Is it asking to unmount the swap partition?
> Thank you comdoc for your reply.
> The Clonezilla site mentions the need to unmount the drive that needs to
> be cloned. I suppose booting from a DVD overcomes that need. I'll download
> it anyway and see if I can clone onto an old mechanical disk as a test
> before splashing out on a new SSD.

Unless you can plug in both SSD drives at the same time that is how you
will need to do it anyway.  Boot from live DVD and run clonezilla to clone
the old disc to the HDD. Then plug in the new disc, boot from DVD again and
use clonezilla to restore it to the new SSD. Then after checking it all
works you can use gparted (again booted from live DVD) to move and extend
the partitions to fill the disc.

Clonezilla is not the easiest of tools to navigate around, so make notes of
what you do the first time, so when you come to do it again for the real
thing you won't suffer as much brain strain.

Coincidentally I have just added a larger SSD to my Xmas wish list so
hopefully will be going through the same process.

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