I have a Toshiba laptop that I always have plugged in.. I can use it all day and not have a problem. I've tried three different times to try and clone a drive using clonezilla however during the process the computer just shuts off.. no errors, no warnings, just like someone yanked the battery. It's not because of the option to perform when the procedure is finished because I have set it to all three options, shutdown, reboot, and do nothing.
Does anyone have any solutions? Please and thank you.
I've also had this problem… trying to do a disc clone and the computer shut down randomly with no errors or warnings. Tried to do it a few times, and it seemed to crash and burn at different points in the backup procedure. It runs the OS fine, without any any shutdowns. Also a Toshiba laptop, so maybe that has something to do with it.
I have a Pentium 4 in my laptop and I didn't realize I'm using the i686 ISO. I figured since it didn't say it in the file name it wasn't i686. And since when you boot the CD some options have (multicore) and some don't I figured it went both ways. But I was wrong. I haven't tried the i486 version yet but I believe that will solve all the problems.
Normally this kind of issues is something to do with hardware. Maybe it's too hot when Clonezilla is running, and the BIOS of your machine tries to shut it down.
Since you are the only 2 people of thousands of downloads mentioned about this, I believe that the problem is not on the software, otherwise there must be a lot of people have such a problem. Therefore please pay attention to the heat of your machine when Clonezilla is saving or restoring the image.
I attempted the procedure with the i486 ISO and all compressing methods, all of which crashed the computer and made it shut down with no error messages. The only method I was able to successfully to a full clone of the hard drive without shuting down was with no compression, at all.
I do believe it might be hard ware related after all, maybe with mobile versions of the pentium 4. The heating is no problem at all, after all, it sat there for I don't remember how long making a 17gb uncompressed image.
I'd be more than happy to work with you to come to a resolution for future users who may have given up in their quest.
This is very common case, i.e. no compression, no high CPU cycles required. Therefore the temperature of your motherboard is OK. However, when compression is turned on, the temperature is higher than the threshold and the ACPI function of your machine turns the machine off.
Above is my guess only.
Maybe you can try the same version of Clonezilla live on different machines? To see if any difference…
I think that the temperature was my problem as well. Got the room temp down to 15 degrees, and now it seems to be working fine.
I experienced the same problem, but in contrast to fukas21 I got some messages about the cpu temperature.
I too have this problem, but with Dell Vostro V13's. I have too been told that it was due to temp; however, I am not 100% buying it. BTW, this problem happens with both FOG and Clonezilla. I absolutely believe it is possible, but let me add this spin - about 40% of all the Dell Vostro V13's that I have imaged have shut off several times during the initial linux boot, whether using PXE or USB. I think it is hardware related, but have yet to put my finger on it; and because most people say it is temp, I have found getting help tough.
Another thing that is weird, this almost always and ONLY happens when downloading an image but does not when uploading.
Maybe you can try the same version of Clonezilla live on different machines… It's easier for you to identify the problem is on the hardware or the software.
i have thesame issue with an Acer Aspire 6530G (amd turion X2 diam cpre ùpbome) trying to clone the 320gb hdd (3 partitions) to an usb 1 terabyte ntfs
in the first partition before 30% is reached it shutdowns….
i use a dock with builtin ventilator and open window
speed is 800Mbps/s cloning
If the problem is not on hardware, then maybe it's due to kernel issue.
You can try to use different version of Clonezilla live, e.g. 20110513-natty. It comes with different kernel, so the results maybe different.
Same problem here, too. I have a Toshiba Satellite A300. Clonezilla < 1.2.8-46 worked fine. I tested clonezilla-live-1.2.8-46 and clonezilla-live-1.2.9-19-amd64.
Everytime I get several messages about "core temperature" and "hardware error" before my notebook shuts down.
I'll test Clonezilla < 1.2.8-46 again and report back.
OK, I tried clonezilla-live-1.2.8-42-amd64 with this messages, so I aborted with Ctrl+C:
I'll try clonezilla-live-1.2.6-59-amd64 later.
I tried clonezilla-live-1.2.6-59-amd64, but got same error messages. I can't understand it, maybe it's because of the summer, like electricj indicated above.
Then I took option q (ntfsclone > …) and -z3 (-lzop) and gave it a try. Additionally I put something under my laptop to avoid the heat accumulation underneath.
Though I got some of the messages, clonezilla succeeded: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/5/error20110802.jpg/
I believe this is due to high CPU usage, and it cause the temperature in your machine too high.
Try to check if the fan is not running well… maybe clean the dust… Or put in the refrig :)
I am also having the same heating message using a Dell Optiplex GX70 also with a pentium 4 processor. I am guessing that as the image runs fine and the machine runs fine using xubuntu and windows xp that it is not the hardware. more likely the software is simply running the processor too hot. This machine has been rebuilt and is very clean inside. I am going back to an earlier version of the software which runs fine on this machine. Pentium 4 users may just need to go back a version or two.
Maybe the recent kernel does cause this issue… Make the CPU too hot…
I too guess, the reason is in the kernel, but in a way it's clonezilla too, as it has the choice to change the kernel or it's configuration.
I would really like to know, how to install cloneZilla into Ubuntu, and try it from there.
You can follow this:
One you have run "/opt/drbl/sbin/drblsrv -i" (No need to run "drblpush -i"), you will have all the required packages to run Clonezilla.
To start Clonezilla, run:
//NOTE// To use Clonezilla on the installed GNU/Linux might overwrite the system if you restore the wrong disk. You have to know what you are doing. Back up important data before you use that.
Fwiw folks, I have an Acer Aspire 5720 which appeared to be suffering from the overheating problem. It appears not.
Originally I thought it might be a disk fault causing a clonezilla fault - the laptop would just power itself off after a few minutes. Then I thought the above (overheating) as the machine is ancient, yellow and increasingly quirky.
I forgot the thing is a dual-core intel. I changed from using the 1.2.10-14 amd64 (network boot) to 1.2.10-14 i486 network boot image and it has now been backing up for a couple of hours. It doesn't look like it is going too give any more trouble.
Unfortunately, as it is backing up, I can't atm post exactly which cpu it contains.
So is the job finished?
I will be trying again this weekend. The laptop has a 500Gb disk. Eventually I went to bed. When I awoke it had rebooted back into windows. I never got chance to look in the target folder on the server as something work-related cropped up that morning and I was hurriedly forced to reclaim the space.
Well, it did do a backup without powering off. Unfortunately it failed when verifying the image. This was done via 'ssh'..
$ cat partclone.log
Partclone v0.2.29 http://partclone.org
Starting to check image (-)
Calculating bitmap… Please wait… done!
File system: NTFS
Device size: 358.3 GB
Space in use: 82.4 GB
Free Space: 276.0 GB
Block size: 4096 Byte
Used block : 20106250
read CRC error, please check your image file.
read CRC size (0), Success.
read CRC error: Illegal seek, please check your image file.
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