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Clonezilla is stuck in sector by sector error report

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I'm imaging laptops using Clonezilla Live cd.

On one laptop, at some point duing the process, the screen started showing an error that states "58946.4564899 Squashfs error unable to read....." I can't make out the rest because there are thousands of these scrolling up the screen. It appears to be doing this for every single location in the file system and has been running all night like this.

I realize the job is shot and i need to redo. I want to halt the process and start again with another disc.

How do I interrupt this without serious consequences. The laptop doesn't contain any information. I just want to know that I will be able to boot and mount the hard disk when i quit Clonezilla

On another laptop it seems to have finished fine but when I try to "power off" or even "reboot" I get an error "unable to read the metadata cache" and then it changes to the User@debian~$ command prompt.

Again, I could just press and hold the power switch and force power down but I don't want to jack up the master boot record or cause the drive to be unbootable.
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Thanks both. I will pursue this exactly as advised.
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