Out of curiosity, how come this was marked as solved?
Not sure if you noticed but this is an old topic that was marked solved even before you posted. That’s one of the reasons why we keep telling people to open their very own topics and post all their details in that new one. Makes things a lot clearer. If you think a lot of the information is in the old topic, then just link to it from your new one.
Please add details like the exact commands used to prepare the files and version of GParted you use as this might make a difference. As well post if you boot in UEFI or legacy BIOS mode and if it’s a VM setup or on hardware.
@vtl.victor I am not saying it’s impossible to do. It just needs work and we don’t seem to find the time to work on this. Your quickest way to achieve what you want is capture/deploy an image at your FOG network site. Don’t let the deployed host boot into the OS (add kernel parameter shutdown=1 to that host). Then boot that same host up with Clonezilla (for example) and for taking a backup that can be deployed at an offline site on USB - no FOG server needed there - just the Clonezilla boot media and image on portable drive. (cross references: 1, 2, 3)
FOG image capture and deploy are multi-step processes. each are several commands that rely on scripts and programs in the FOG OS (FOS) and change based on what options you have selected. FOG images are not designed to be used stand alone. Using FOG images without a FOG server will require steps that were expected to be automated and there really isn’t a quick way around it.
So if you or anyone else is keen, you want to start looking at the commands to do this here: