Solved

Clone to smaller hard drive - CloneZilla

Posted on 2014-11-09
9
789 Views
Last Modified: 2014-11-10
Hi,

we have medical equipment that comes with Windows XP SP3 OEM installed on 2.5 IDE HDD,

Windows got corrupted and we requested from manufacture to provide us with OEM image. They sent us 7.5 GB CloneZilla image. I tried to restore the image with CloneZilla but i am getting error that the destination hard-drive is smaller. The hdd is 80 GB where the orginal made by manufacture is 160GB , I tried to go to Expert mode and tick the option to skip hard-drive size checking but no luck.

Any idea how i can restore this image to smaller hard-drive or any other software to restore image created by CloneZilla ?
0
Comment
Question by:goldenstar
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
9 Comments
 
LVL 88

Accepted Solution

by:
rindi earned 500 total points
ID: 40431005
besides the -icds switch which you apparently used, did you also use the -k1 option (create partition table proportionally in the next section (after you selected the -icds option)?
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:akb
ID: 40431063
You could restore it to a larger HDD, resize the partition and then clone it to the SSD.
0
 
LVL 47

Expert Comment

by:noxcho
ID: 40431353
Do you have another HDD of 160GB size? If yes then do the restore to it.
After that use Paragon Partition Manager Free to shrink the partition. Then do backup of the configuration and restore it to 80GB drive.
BTW, is the 80GB a requirement or limitation from your hardware?
0
Back Up Your Microsoft Windows Server®

Back up all your Microsoft Windows Server – on-premises, in remote locations, in private and hybrid clouds. Your entire Windows Server will be backed up in one easy step with patented, block-level disk imaging. We achieve RTOs (recovery time objectives) as low as 15 seconds.

 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:garycase
ID: 40431406
The suggestion to simply clone it to another hard drive that's large enough; then shrink the partition; and then simply copy the smaller partition to the target drive is the best solution.

Use whatever partition manager you're comfortable with -- personally I'd use Boot-It BM to do the resizing; and Image for DOS to copy the partition .. but any good partition utility will work.
0
 

Author Comment

by:goldenstar
ID: 40432038
Thanks everyone for reply

rindi comment solve the issue and cloning started but I am getting the following error message while cloning :

Error.jpg
Any idea what could be the reason ?

The clone files divided into 2GBx3 and last one almost 1GB

Photo attached :
0
 

Author Comment

by:goldenstar
ID: 40432040
Files.jpg
0
 
LVL 88

Expert Comment

by:rindi
ID: 40432152
It could be that the image file is corrupt. What type of media is the image on?
0
 

Author Comment

by:goldenstar
ID: 40432161
Downloaded it from FTP server ZIP file extracted to folder then I copied to External 500GB drive as source drive
0
 
LVL 88

Expert Comment

by:rindi
ID: 40432177
There could also be an issue with the external disk disconnecting during the process. I'd suggest trying this on a PC with both disks internally connected, then trying again. And make sure the file system on the source disk is OK (chkdsk).
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this article you will get to know about pros and cons of storage drives HDD, SSD and SSHD.
Storage devices are generally used to save the data or sometime transfer the data from one computer system to another system. However, sometimes user accidentally erased their important data from the Storage devices. Users have to know how data reco…
This video Micro Tutorial explains how to clone a hard drive using a commercial software product for Windows systems called Casper from Future Systems Solutions (FSS). Cloning makes an exact, complete copy of one hard disk drive (HDD) onto another d…
Michael from AdRem Software explains how to view the most utilized and worst performing nodes in your network, by accessing the Top Charts view in NetCrunch network monitor (https://www.adremsoft.com/). Top Charts is a view in which you can set seve…

724 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question