Clonezilla – VirtualBox to Physical

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.

Notice that the IDE has clonezilla.iso added

Step 02 – Start Virtual Machine

When the machine boots up, you should see the clonezilla startup menu.

clonezilla start 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.

Step 27 – finishing up

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