Back up with Cl onezill a
We backed up the ThinkPad before starting Windows (it began starting but holding the Power button down quickly sorted that). We booted into Clonezilla and navigated its text-based menu wizard. We configured a keyboard (optional, but we aren’t in the USA), and chose to work with disks or partitions using images and to use SSH Server. These options create a backup image on another computer connected using SSH. You must next configure networking (DHCP is the easiest) and then enter the username, host, path and password that SSH should use.
Next, select either Beginner or Expert mode; the latter offers more options that enable you to choose the underlying tools (such as partclone or ntfsclone) and apply options to them. However, the defaults should work fine if Windows was properly shut down. We needed to use Expert Mode and choose ntfsclone because the default complained about filesystems apparently not being shut down cleanly – probably because we didn’t let Windows start, and were heavy-handed with that Power button.