Thanks for reading this.

If I have made a copy of my linux box - am I able to simply re-install the entire image on just a blank ex4 partitioned drive? Simple as that?

I am asking because from a windows enviornment you have to install Windows before you can install a previous image - thanks for all help.

Id try but I dont have a spare hard drive to test this on....

So, again, all I need is a clean ext4 hard drive and then magically clonezilla will clone the image?