[Noisebridge-discuss] Cloning 900 netbooks - succeeding

girlgeek girlgeek at wt.net
Sat May 3 07:49:59 UTC 2014

Hi Ronald and all who responded,
Thank you for the advice.  Clonezilla worked like a charm.  I already 
have a copy of PartedMagic (a Linux O/S) which, it turns out, has 
Clonezilla as one of its programs.  All worked without a hitch.

Thanks again

On 4/21/2014 9:58 PM, Ronald Cotoni wrote:
> I think clonezilla might do what you want.   But i could be mistaken.  
> Are they all exactly the same hardware?
> On Apr 21, 2014 4:10 AM, "girlgeek" <girlgeek at wt.net 
> <mailto:girlgeek at wt.net>> wrote:
>     Hi All,
>     I have 900 netbooks to set up with Windows 8.  Well actually, they
>     already have Windows 8 installed.  I have 900 netbooks to make
>     usable since they are Windows 8 and are being given to people,
>     most of whom have never touched a computer before.
>     I have a vague memory that a company desktop technician did some
>     manner of cloning so that all company laptops were identical.  I
>     also had the feeling that this is what the techs at bigbox
>     computer stores do when setting up a newly purchased computer with
>     all the official bloat ware.
>     I would like to format these 900 machines and perform this manner
>     of cloning setup.  Is this something that someone at NB has done
>     and can give me some tips on?
>     TYIA,
>     Claudia
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