Clonezilla is a great program as long as you only have ONE operating system on your PC.
Clonezilla saves the images by naming the disks with the old system: sda, sdb, .... etc. But sometimes it happens that when I start Clonezilla the disks appear out of order. I don't think it's Clonezilla's fault. It may be because of the motherboards of my PCs (ASUS). It may also be the fault of the new Linux kernels.
This behavior is very dangerous as an sda disk image is saved as sdb and vice versa. If you are not careful, a Debian11 image on the sdb disk, saved as sda, may overwrite a Debian10 installation on the sda disk.
I repeat that this is not the fault of Clonezilla but of the kernel which arbitrarily assigns the order of the disks. To avoid this behavior I usually shut down the PC completely before putting the Clonezilla pendrive. Most of the time the discs appear correctly ordered by this method. But not always, so I have to do multiple reboots.
The solution would be to use the UUIDs of the disks but I have to admit I don't like it. The Linux kernel would have to be manipulated so that it respected the order indicated in the BIOS of the motherboards.
Évaluation de Hamish MB
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Has been useful for years, and I am especially pleased that they still have i386 images.
Version alternative stable - 20201102-groovy corrupts the data in sda4 when imaging Windows 10. When it images the imaged drive boots but you can’t change the drive size until you run a:
chkdsk C: /f /r /x
- It works on the newer hardware
- It Corrupts the data in sda4 when imaging Windows 10