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Purpose

This article is intended for use by Science IT Staff, it describes the method used to rebuild the Statistics department teaching laptop’s.

There are 9 Laptops in circulation (7 Lenovo and 2 HP EliteBook), an image has been taken using Clonezilla to preserve the system’s original setup state.

The image can be deployed using Clonezilla media to restore from backup.

The backup is located on the network – \scidrivesit$softwareStatsLenovo Tablet Backup & HP EliteBook Backup

Copy the Backup to a External USB Drive

To create the Clonezilla media – use a USB and the software called “LinuxLive USB Creator 2.8.25.exe” (located in the same place)

Follow these steps; (Clovnezilla iso is located in the same place “clonezilla-live-2.2.0-29-amd64.iso”)

Creating a Linux Live USB key is then a five easy steps process:

  • step 1: choose a USB key or drive in the list
  • step 2: select an ISO file or a CD
  • step 3: choose the size of persistent data (usually between 250 MB and 2 GB)
  • step 4: check the options you want
  • step 5: click the lightning button to start the creation

Moreover, each mandatory step (1, 2 and 3) has a traffic light to indicate its state:

  • Red light: the step has not been carried out correctly, you cannot start creating a Live USB key
  • Orange light: there is a non blocking problem during this step, you can still start the creation
  • Green light: everything is fine

 

The following is the Restore proceedure;

Boot the laptop from the USB

The Clonezilla window should appear “select Enter”

English

English – Enter

 

Enter again – No Keymap

 

Start CloneZilla – Enter

 

Device to Image – Enter

 

Use Local Device – Enter

 

Plug in USB Backup device with the Backup Image on it – Enter

 

Select Partition – Enter

 

Top Directory – Enter

 

Enter

 

Beginner – Enter

 

Select Retore image to Disk – Enter

 

Enter

 

Select Partition to write to – Enter

 

Enter

 

Y – Enter

 

Y – Enter

Reboot

 

Retart the PC – select start Windows normally

Login without a network connection

Change the name of the computer (Join to work group first – Restart – Join UOA)

Install KeyServer software

Should be GOOD to GO !!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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