Clonezilla clone to smaller drive

After lots of experimenting, here is my recipe:

  • Go into clonezilla shell
    sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda
    sudo sgdisk /dev/sdsource -R /dev/sddest #will just copy the partition table
  • CTRL-D to get back to clonezilla
  • Expert, with options:
    • -icds (Skip check)
    • -q1 sector by sector copy (might be necessary if getting error: “ntfs volume is scheduled for a check”)
    • later screen: -k NOT CREATE a partition table on destination disk
  • If you get problems with the partition table being corrupt
    • gdisk /dev/sda # might have to run this from a live linux CD
    • v (verify) and then w write back fixed GPT

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