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Serve Clonezilla with PXE using TFTP on a legacy BIOS computer

Package icon pxe-clonezilla-live.zip118.74 KB

The system used here is a Windows XP.

Fetch the required files

What you need:

  • Clonezilla's zip file:
  • pxelinux.0
  • pxelinux's config file (pxelinux.cfg/default):
    DEFAULT Clonezilla-live
    LABEL Clonezilla-live
     MENU LABEL Clonezilla Live (Ramdisk)
     KERNEL vmlinuz
     APPEND initrd=initrd.img boot=live config noswap nolocales edd=on nomodeset ocs_live_run="ocs-live-general" ocs_live_extra_param="" ocs_live_keymap="" ocs_live_batch="no" ocs_lang="" vga=788 nosplash noprompt fetch=tftp://[INSERT YOUR IP HERE]/filesystem.squashfs

Extract the files

Extract the required files from the zipfile.

live/vmlinuz live/initrd.img live/filesystem.squashfs


Edit pxelinux.cfg and insert your IP. You can also preset parameters (see


Set up your DHCP and TFTP servers and boot your target.