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I just created a backup using clonezilla to an usb stick. Now I would like to boot from this usb stick, but I'm getting a missing operating system error. How can I boot from the usb?

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You need to install GRUB. – hexafraction Aug 3 '12 at 13:26
And how can I do that – OHLÁLÁ Aug 3 '12 at 13:29
Someone will help pretty soon. I've posted your question in chat since I don't know enough about Grub to properly answer your question with distributed ease. Sorry about that. – hexafraction Aug 3 '12 at 13:31
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You can use Clonezilla Live.

Clonezilla Live is a small bootable GNU/Linux distribution for x86/amd64 (x86-64) based computers. To install Clonezilla live, the basic steps are to download pre-build Clonezilla Live then put it in a boot media (CD, USB flash drive or USB hard drive). Two types of files are available, iso and zip. The former one is for CD, the latter is for USB flash drive. Besides, you can put Clonezilla live on hard drive or PXE server, too. 1

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Note: Once you create the CD/USB, make sure that your backup fits on the newly created bootable USB.

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I already made the backup to a USB stick, but I would like to boot from the USB stick where the backed files are. – OHLÁLÁ Aug 3 '12 at 14:30
You have to make that USB bootable, the copy the backup back on it. – Mitch Aug 3 '12 at 14:31
How can I make it bootable? – OHLÁLÁ Aug 3 '12 at 14:33
By using clonezilla live. Click on the Read on in the answer for details. – Mitch Aug 3 '12 at 14:34

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