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Windows 7 Thread, Quick and dirty W7 cloning and KMS/MAK question in Technical; Originally Posted by cookie_monster Can you briefly bullet point that process please? I recently used Clonezilla to image some laptops ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    Can you briefly bullet point that process please?

    I recently used Clonezilla to image some laptops using an external drive, how could I of hosted the Clonezilla image and multicasted it to these laptops? They will all PXE boot.

    Sorry to jump in but it seems a relevent question to the thread.

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    When it asks you which method you wish to image with select samba.

    Then select dhcp or static ip. Whichever you prefer. (sometimes if laptops have wireless it will try and find drivers for the wireless controller then show both and ask you to select which one you want to use.)

    It'll ask you for the IP of the image server/nas drive/whatever.

    Then it'll ask which folder do you wish to save images into. (default is /images/)

    Now it'll ask for an admin account and password.

    Now it'll continue the process as normal as if you were saving to an external hard drive.



    To image a machine using this method is exactly the same, but instead of selecting save to an image select restore from an image.

    Sorry if this isn't very clear i'm in a bit of a rush at the minute!!

    PS. This isn't multicasting, it's just unicasting from a single image numberous times! It'll be alot slower than using clonezilla server but also easier than carting around an external hard drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommej View Post
    When it asks you which method you wish to image with select samba.

    Then select dhcp or static ip. Whichever you prefer. (sometimes if laptops have wireless it will try and find drivers for the wireless controller then show both and ask you to select which one you want to use.)

    It'll ask you for the IP of the image server/nas drive/whatever.

    Then it'll ask which folder do you wish to save images into. (default is /images/)

    Now it'll ask for an admin account and password.

    Now it'll continue the process as normal as if you were saving to an external hard drive.



    To image a machine using this method is exactly the same, but instead of selecting save to an image select restore from an image.

    Sorry if this isn't very clear i'm in a bit of a rush at the minute!!

    PS. This isn't multicasting, it's just unicasting from a single image numberous times! It'll be alot slower than using clonezilla server but also easier than carting around an external hard drive.


    Ah ha I had seen those options I assumed it required a samba server and didn't investigate further. So I can unicast from that but will need a Clonezilla server for multicast?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    Ah ha I had seen those options I assumed it required a samba server and didn't investigate further. So I can unicast from that but will need a Clonezilla server for multicast?
    Yeah you'll need a clonezilla server, you can probably set this up on an old laptop with ubuntu. I've hardly used clonezilla server though, so I can't really help you with that yet!

    Also if you're playing around with multicast make sure your switches are set up correctly, as we found out in the middle of the day, the hard way! Bye bye wireless access points!

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