This article describes the steps to create a bootable Clonezilla USB stick. This stick can be used to boot a computer and create or restore a cloned image.
The USB stick should be a minimum of 1GB in size. It will be totally overwritten and erased so make sure there is nothing of value on the stick.
This procedure assumes you’re working from a Windows PC. Additionally, this procedure uses the Rufus open-source utility to burn the Clonezilla ISO to the USB stick and make it bootable. There are other utilities that can be used for this procedure for non-Windows environments.
- Download and install the Rufus utility from here: https://rufus.ie
- Download the alternative stable Clonezilla ISO image. Select the “amd64” CPU architecture and ISO file type from here: https://clonezilla.org/downloads.php
- Insert the USB stick.
- Start the Rufus utility.
- In the Device field, select the USB stick.
- Click the SELECT button and choose the Clonezilla ISO.
- Click the START button.
The process will take about a minute to complete. When finished remove the USB stick and close the Rufus utility.