So I am now actually playing around with Clonezilla.
And I am confused. The principle of HDD images is known to me and I used GUIs like that before. But this liveUSB Stuff is getting a bit complicated.
I have an USB Hard Drive on which I have a LiveUSB version of Fedora 17 KDE on partition sdb1 and a huge amount of empty space on sdb5, which I thought would be a good place to store Clonezilla. This seems to have worked, but when it came to making images, I did not get a chance to say which of my seven partions I actually want to have backuped. I did get asked where the image should be stored and got four of them listed (Windows, Fedora-root, personal files, and LiveUSB-Fedora, seems about right) but not sdb5 where I actually want the backups to end up at?
I didn't check the Advanced User Mode yet, which in many recent programs happens to be a single window where you can change installation paths, but in this case this might even be what I want.
Or do I actually need another partition on the USB-HDD to store the images?
However, when I started to boot from the LiveUSB Clonezilla partition, I got a LOT of error messages that were not readable. Is that something important or just something Clonezilla always does but does not have any meaning or relevance?