[K12OSN] Cloning Acer Aspire One

Brian Chivers brian at portsmouth-college.ac.uk
Sat Nov 29 12:48:31 UTC 2008

Steve Jackson wrote:
> Brian Chivers wrote:
>> Our college has decided to buy 45 Acer Aspire ones and I wondered if 
>> anyone has any advice on how to clone them all once I have one setup 
>> how I'd like, hopefully not one at a time :-)
> Assuming you have the XP variant - I use Clonezilla with DRBL, the A1 
> will boot using PXE just fine so no need for external USB CD drives 
> etc. I built the first one as needed, copied it to the DRBL server, 
> then imaged the rest (6 in my case) from that. DRBL and Clonezilla can 
> multicast, so in theory you could do all your 45 at once!
> They have a hidden WinXP restore partition, which I have left in place.
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Thanks for the pointers.

They'll be running the Linpus Linux OS, trying to wean them off Doze and 
said that they weren't available with XP :-)


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