#26 Documenttion of method to get to TUI/GUI from command-line


(Feature request to add to Clonezilla Live documentation)

I was trying to image the /home partition of Linux (ext4 file system) using Clonezilla-Live-Jaunty CD. When it began the process, there was an error stating that the file system had been mounted 'x' no of times, without being checked and so the partition image process could not proceed further. After this it gave the 3 options (Halt/ Reboot/ Cmd-line) and I dropped-down to the cmd-line mode, and did:

sudo su - *(to become root)*
# fsck /dev/sdb1 *(since sdb1 is the Home partn. of the Linux installation that I wanted to image)*

The /dev/sdb1 file system was checked and it dropped down to the cmd-prompt [#]. At this point, I was not sure how to get back to the GUI of Clonezilla from the command-prompt without doing a re-boot and starting over.

It would be good to have the following added to the Clonezilla-Live how-to/documentation and/or Quick Reference Card

1. How to get to the Clonezilla Live GUI from the command-prompt (either as root [#] or as normal user [$]
2. Is there an option that will enable Clonezilla to skip disk-checking before it does the partition image ?



* I was using Clonezilla Live from a USB pen drive, with the option to run it from RAM.
* Finally, I had to reboot and then re-start Clonezilla from the pen drive to image the /home (/dev/sdb1) partition.

Had put this on the Forums at: https://sourceforge.net/projects/clonezilla/forums/forum/663168/topic/3405774


  • zmdmw52

    zmdmw52 - 2009-09-23
    • priority: 5 --> 6
  • Steven Shiau

    Steven Shiau - 2009-09-24

    Thanks for asking. Actually in the testing or alternatived Clonezilla you, you can enter experter mode, then choose "-fsck-src-prt" then Clonezilla will try to run fsck before the partition is saved.

    When you update the next Quick Reference Card, would you please kindly add the hint to swtich to another console?


  • Steven Shiau

    Steven Shiau - 2009-09-24
    • assigned_to: nobody --> jfnif

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