Clonezilla not functioning, won't boot clients into menu, mobprodbe: invalid option 'R'

Cesar C
  • Cesar C

    Cesar C - 2014-03-05

    We have two clonezilla servers both ubuntu 10.04. Problems starting appearing after we ran an apt-get update and apt-get upgrade. The clients would not boot into clonezilla mode after the upgrade and reinstalling the drbl package.

    Now, we've reinstalled the OS and clonezilla on both machines and run into the same problem which states that some dependencies are not installed even though our sources.list are correct.

    It appears that the dependencies it cannot fetch are syslinux and syslinux-common for drbl.

    Here is the error from the update manager(gui) when attempting to download and install.

    E: /var/cache/apt/archives/syslinux_2%3a5.10+drbl-1_amd64.deb: subprocess dpkg-deb --fsys-tarfile returned error exit status 2
    E: /var/cache/apt/archives/syslinux-common_2%3a5.10+drbl-1_all.deb: subprocess dpkg-deb --fsys-tarfile returned error exit status 2

    On the client itself the error after selecting clonezilla mode reads

    busybox /init starting.......
    trying to mount /sys filesystem
    mounting /proc filesystem
    modprobe: invalid option 'R'
    usage: modprobe -v -V -C config-file -d dirname -n -i -q -b -o modname dump modversions modname parameters
    modprob -r .......
    modprobe -l -t .....

    We hope this can be resolved soon.

    Thank you.


  • Steven Shiau

    Steven Shiau - 2014-03-06

    So your system is now Ubuntu 12.04?
    I suggest you follow the following URL to uninstall DRBL then install it again. This time remember to use unstable drbl because some bugs were fixed for Ubuntu 12.04:


  • Cesar C

    Cesar C - 2014-03-13

    We attempted fixing the issue by upgrading to 12.04 but as of now we have reverted to 10.04. We will try the unstable.

    Thank you for the prompt response.



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