How to make a recovery partition using Clonezilla
Posted on 2011-09-15
Hi, I'm the typical unpaid IT support service for friends & family ... and am often having to reload crashed & corrupted hard discs. I discovered Clonezilla a while ago and started taking images of finished installations so that future reloads would be quicker - which they are, but still a pain because I have to use Clonezilla again to put the image back on which still means travelling out to do it.
So I'd like to be able to set up a recovery partition (like on most new computers) so that the users can do it themselves - but it has to be using freeware (like Clonezilla) because there is no budget for this at all!
Secondly, once fully installed with the recovery partition, does a follow up Clonezilla image then cover both partitions so that should the hard disc physically fail I've got a backup that can be put back on a new HDD and then automatically have the recovery partition in place?
thanks for any help.