HOWTO: HDD partition with GRUB2, PartedMagic and Clonezilla

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HOWTO: HDD partition with GRUB2, PartedMagic and Clonezilla

Post by donnie » Fri Apr 23, 2010 20:54

4 steps.

You will need GRUB2 installed (equo install grub), a separate partition (here: /dev/sda1), .zip file of PartedMagic (USB version, here: pmagic-usb-4.10.zip), .zip file of Clonezilla (stable 486 version recommended, here: clonezilla-live-1.2.4-28-486.zip).

You will get a separate boot partition, with ext3 file system compatible with Windows operation systems, from which you can boot to GRUB2 (for sure!), to PartedMagic running from RAM (if some partitioning is needed), or to Clonezilla running from RAM (to make backup/restore).

0. Prepare partition

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$ su
# mkdir /media/sda1
# mkfs.ext3 -I 128 /dev/sda1
# mount /dev/sda1 /media/sda1 
1. Unzip PartedMagic and Clonezilla

Unzip PartedMagic to /media/sda1/tmp1. Find directory called "pmagic", containing files bzImage and initramfs, move it to /media/sda1.

Unzip Clonezilla to /media/sda1/tmp2. Find directory called "live", move it to /media/sda1.

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# mv /media/sda1/live /media/sda1/live-hd
# rm -rf /media/sda1/tmp*
2. Add PartedMagic and Clonezilla to bootloader

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# vim /etc/grub.d/40_custom

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menuentry "PartedMagic" {
set root=(hd0,1)
linux /pmagic/bzImage edd=off noapic load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=0 rw vga=791
loglevel=0 max_loop=256 keymap=us
initrd /pmagic/initramfs
}
menuentry "Clonezilla" {
set root=(hd0,1)
linux /live-hd/vmlinuz boot=live union=aufs vga=788 ip=frommedia
live-media-path=/live-hd bootfrom=/dev/hda1 toram=filesystem.squashfs
initrd /live-hd/initrd.img
}
3. Install bootloader

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# grub2-install --root-directory=/media/sda1 /dev/sda
# grub-mkconfig -o /media/sda1/boot/grub/grub.cfg
4. Test changes using QEMU

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# sync ; echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches ; qemu -hda /dev/sda
If QEMU does not work as needed, remove it and then emerge:

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# equo remove qemu --nodeps 
# emerge qemu
Last edited by donnie on Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:01, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: HOWTO: HDD partition with GRUB2, PartedMagic and Clonezi

Post by mikey0000 » Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:11

Umm I think you should move this to the wiki

cheers
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donnie

Re: HOWTO: HDD partition with GRUB2, PartedMagic and Clonezi

Post by donnie » Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:27

Have no time to look how to do it, for now. There will be one more HOWTO that can go to wiki, and two more HOWTO what can you do to Sabayon, but they will hardly go to wiki, because of license :roll:
4 steps.

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Re: HOWTO: HDD partition with GRUB2, PartedMagic and Clonezi

Post by LewRockwellFAN » Mon Apr 26, 2010 18:29

/me applauds, whistles, and cheers.

THANK YOU. This is truly cool.

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Re: HOWTO: HDD partition with GRUB2, PartedMagic and Clonezi

Post by wolfden » Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:20

All howto articles must go to wiki, that is what it is for

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Re: HOWTO: HDD partition with GRUB2, PartedMagic and Clonezi

Post by ihanna » Wed May 30, 2012 15:27

donnie wrote:4 steps.

You will need GRUB2 installed (equo install grub), a separate partition (here: /dev/sda1), .zip file of PartedMagic (USB version, here: pmagic-usb-4.10.zip), .zip file of Clonezilla (stable 486 version recommended, here: clonezilla-live-1.2.4-28-486.zip).

You will get a separate boot partition, with ext3 file system compatible with Windows operation systems, from which you can boot to GRUB2 (for sure!), to PartedMagic running from RAM (if some partitioning is needed), or to Clonezilla running from RAM (to make backup/restore).

0. Prepare partition

Code: Select all

$ su
# mkdir /media/sda1
# mkfs.ext3 -I 128 /dev/sda1
# mount /dev/sda1 /media/sda1 
1. Unzip PartedMagic and Clonezilla

Unzip PartedMagic to /media/sda1/tmp1. Find directory called "pmagic", containing files bzImage and initramfs, move it to /media/sda1.

Unzip Clonezilla to /media/sda1/tmp2. Find directory called "live", move it to /media/sda1.

Code: Select all

# mv /media/sda1/live /media/sda1/live-hd
# rm -rf /media/sda1/tmp*
2. Add PartedMagic and Clonezilla to bootloader

Code: Select all

# vim /etc/grub.d/40_custom

Code: Select all

menuentry "PartedMagic" {
set root=(hd0,1)
linux /pmagic/bzImage edd=off noapic load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=0 rw vga=791
loglevel=0 max_loop=256 keymap=us
initrd /pmagic/initramfs
}
menuentry "Clonezilla" {
set root=(hd0,1)
linux /live-hd/vmlinuz boot=live union=aufs vga=788 ip=frommedia
live-media-path=/live-hd bootfrom=/dev/hda1 toram=filesystem.squashfs
initrd /live-hd/initrd.img
}
3. Install bootloader

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# grub2-install --root-directory=/media/sda1 /dev/sda
# grub-mkconfig -o /media/sda1/boot/grub/grub.cfg
4. Test changes using QEMU

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# sync ; echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches ; qemu -hda /dev/sda
If QEMU does not work as needed, remove it and then emerge:

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# equo remove qemu --nodeps 
# emerge qemu

Good day!

I've tried this but can't seem to work it out :(. I've also asked my cousins who has currently studying and has knowledge on this part but it can't seem to work. :( Can you help me? Thanks in advance.
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Re: HOWTO: HDD partition with GRUB2, PartedMagic and Clonezi

Post by Jomiel » Thu May 31, 2012 0:42

Hi there,
that guide is pretty old and may be outdated. But if you need partedmagic and clonezilla, you could just use an usb-stick
Is there any particular thing that doesn't work? Or mind tell us why do you want to follow the guide the first place?

cheers
Jomiel

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