I've cloned a UBUNTU 12.04 USB stick using Clonezilla 2.2.0-29 i686-pae, but there are some issues at boot, that are not evident on the original drive.
Has anyone else seen this sort of issue?
Yes, I found this issue, too.
It seems the vmlinuz from Ubuntu has some issue with boot parameter "ip=frommedia", therefore if you change that as "ip=", then it should be faster.
We will use that in the next testing release. Therefore please confirm that.
My image does not have "ip=frommedia" set, I've removed this from Clonezilla, recloned and deployed, but to no effect on the boot time of my cloned image.
I have also inserted "ip=" into the kernel boot options of by cloned image, also to no effect.
OK, look like this is another issue.
Maybe this is kernel related. An update might solve this issue.
Did you try Clonezilla live 20131203-trusty?
If it still has same issue, please wait for another updated version with newer linux kernel.
okay i'll give it a try next week.
Yes, around every week we will have a testing release. Therefore please always try the latest testing one in this case.
I've tried "clonezilla-live-20140107-trusty-i386.zip" and the symptoms are the same.
Since this failure is occuring early in the boot cycle and before Kernel messages are being displayed, it potentially seems to be an issue with bootloader or partition/filesystem configuration.
Using 'dd', images used to work, but now I have seen a 'dd' image fail in the same way as Clonezilla; this could be because I've accidently created a 'dd' image from a drive with the Clonezilla boot issue. I'll check this out.
So your case now is you can boot into the restored/cloned system, but it takes longer to boot and you still see "Error : no video mode activated" in the grub?
If so, did you try to run:
So your case now is you can boot into the restored/cloned system, but it takes longer to boot and you still see "Error : no video mode activated" in the grub? - Yes
sudo update-grub - Yes, that was one of the very first things I tried.
I do have a DOS partition before the linux, maybe that has confused the cloning process?
That is weird... If you can boot into the restored system, and you have reinstalled grub using the program "update-grub" on your running GNU/Linux. Then it should be nothing to do with Clonezilla. I can not find any reason why it has such an issue.
Anyone on the forum has similar program?
Hi Steven, I've resolved this issue, by ensuring that the DOS partition size was aligned on a 1MB boundary. I cannot remember how I generated the original partition, but I tend to use whatever tool/OS is at hand at the time; DOS/Windos it seems does not care (at least on the surface), but Linux is more sensitive it seems, gparted provids a dialgue to align partitions on 1MB boundaries. I think the message "Error : no video mode activated" still appears, but it flashes by very quickly, so not an issue.
OK, got it. Thanks for reporting that.