I'm trying to use CloneZilla LiveCD to pull an image off of an Optiplex 740 loaded with XP Pro SP3. It has a SATA drive. I can't get CloneZilla to pull an image. It just cycles through and never responds to the hardware. I can get CloneZilla past many prompts until I get to where I have to choose the drive I'm cloning, in which it just cycles through and never picks anything up.
I went to adjust my HDD mode to IDE Compatibility instead of SATA mode, but I don't even see the option in the BIOS. The best I can do with my hard drive is just turn the darn thing off.
I have 500 of these systems coming in next month. If I can't clone these, we have a problem. A problem that'll probably involve them getting shipped back and HP coming to town.
How can I work around this? Cloning these is an absolute requirement...
EDIT - Yesterday I was able to get through a few prompts. Today I can't. I'm seeing stuff like this, for anybody who understands CloneZilla/Linux terminology...
It gives me a bunch of lines saying ata2: hard resetting link, ata2: SATA link up 1.5gbps. ata2: EH complete. Then just keeps going. Gahhh!