Clonezilla Live - Won't boot via USB - other Linux Live distros work fine

Greg Dent
  • Greg Dent

    Greg Dent - 2016-09-12

    As topic suggests - having a problem getting the Clonezilla live ISO to actually boot from a USB. I've tried all methods for creating the bootdisk. I use Unetbootin for my other boot disks, which all work fine on this PC, using the same USB stick I'm trying to use for clonezilla.

    The USB gets created successfully by both Tuxboot and Unetbootin, using the ISO file (download fails on Tuxboot, Md5 check error so had to use manual ISO). It will not boot at all though. If I use the same USB, and build it as a Linux Mint, or Ubuntu Live bootdisk, it works fine (same laptop).

    Any ideas???

  • Steven Shiau

    Steven Shiau - 2016-09-18

    " It will not boot at all though. " -> Please let us know the error messages.


  • Timothy

    Timothy - 2016-10-19

    I'm running into this same issue. There is no error, it's almost like the computer doesn't see the USB or CD. This same USB and CD work on all my other PC's but not this one. It's an HP Elite Desk 8100 SFF with i7 and running windows 7.

  • Steven Shiau

    Steven Shiau - 2016-10-20

    Normally this is hardware issue, or the boot loader compability issue.
    Try to use different USB flash drive or CD, and try to upgrade your BIOS firmware.
    If it's uEFI booting, try the latest testing Clonezilla live, e.g. 2.4.9-11 or 20161017-yakkety:



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