Before starting, make a clone of the VirtualBox machine.
Step 01 – Add Bootable Clonezilla ISO
Modify the VirtualBox settings to add the boot ISO for clonezilla.
Step 02 – Start Virtual Machine
When the machine boots up, you should see the clonezilla startup menu.
Step 03 – select language
Step 04 – Select default keyboard
Step 05 – stuck on keyboard setup?
I was not sure what to do at this point, so I researched a bit to see if others had a solution. First I tried this link.
This wasn’t helpful, so I tried pressing Ctrl-C and it skipped to the next step.
Step 06 – Start clonezilla
I’m not sure if the next steps will work or not as a result of pressing Ctrl-C. This is the screen that came up.
Step 07 – Select device-image
It appears that pressing Ctrl-C did not cause a problem.
The instructions on this page are important. I’m interested in creating an image that I can move to a physical device. so I’m selecting the first option.
It just occurred to me that I read somewhere that the VirtualBox disk image needs to be fixed instead of dynamic. I chose dynamic, so I may have to start over. I’ll try anyway just to see what happens.
Step 08 – Select local-dev
I want to put this image on a USB thumb drive, so I’m selecting local-dev.
Step 09 – Mount point for image?
I had my USB drive inserted already, but since the message at the bottom of this screenshot said to insert *now* I removed and reinserted. I waited about 5 seconds, then pressed enter.
Step 10 – Insert USB Drive and select
I’m having trouble with this step. My host computer detects the USB drive, but my VirtualBox does not.
Step 11 – Tell VirtualBox to use USB
I just realized that there is an option within the VirtualBox menu to select a USB.
This worked! The USB drive showed up after about 5 seconds when selecting that USB drive.
Step 12 – Detect USB thumb drive
See the USB drive is /dev/sdb
Step 13 – select USB drive for image
There is an important note here to select the USB drive which was detected in the prior step as sdb1
Step 14 – select destination on USB
I do not have any folders, so I just select /
Tabbed over to Done and pressed enter.
Step 15 – Confirm /home/partimag
Confirmation of destination.
Step 16 – Select Beginner Mode
I just realized that my screenshots to not have an asterisk next to the option, but if I press tab, the option selected is blue. In this screenshot I forgot to press tab and just pressed enter, but it worked. Fortunately it was the option I wanted.
Step 17 – Save as image
Step 18 – filename for image
I changed the filename to include the machine name.
Step 19 – select source
Step 20 – Option to repair
I’m choosing not to do the repair. Not necessary probably.
Step 21 – Oops – check readable
I’m missing a screenshot here because I accidently skipped past. the option said to check if readable. sorry about the missing screenshot.
Step 22 – Encrypt the image?
I’m choosing not to encrypt the image.
Step 23 – Choose Reboot or Shutdown
I’m choosing to shutdown.
Step 24 – Confirm
There are some instructions about future command to run at the bottom of the screenshot. Pressed enter to continue.
Step 25 – Another confirmation
Pressed y to continue.
Step 26 – Let’s do it!
There are a lot of screens that automatically go by, but I was unable to capture them all. This screenshot is running and shows the progress.