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Re: [bug #19070] Grub/LVM boot problem

From: JKoshi
Subject: Re: [bug #19070] Grub/LVM boot problem
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2007 09:12:57 -0800 (PST)


Thanks for your feedback.

I'm considering using dd for this purpose if this issue is not resolved.
>From what I know, Acronis claims that you can clone a system like
min, just the way I did, and it should work. Their help-desk wasn't
very good at addressing the GRUB issue, though.


adrian15 wrote:
> JKoshi escribió:
>> I wish to clone this disk, so I don't lose hours of setup/installs
>> on both OS's, and my work, in case of a crash. I did the following:
>> 1) Installed Acronis 10 under Windows, and cloned the entire disk
>>    to a 120G USB disk.
>> 2) Restored from that clone onto a new 80G disk of the same geometry,
>>    and replaced the existing disk with the newly cloned one.
> Try to clone it with dd command from a knoppix live cd.
> Something as:
> dd if=/dev/hda of=/media/hdb1/giga80.img
> dd if=/media/hdb1/giga80.img of=/dev/hda
> This implies that in hda (primary master) you have the source disk and
> in the second line in hda you have the destination disk.
> hdb is the temporal disk which should be fat32 and mounted already,...
> But Gnu is so good that you do not need any temporal disk for doing this.
> If hda is source disk and hdb is destination disk you can do your 
> cloning this way:
> dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdb
> About your message... :) ... It seems that Acronis has done something 
> bad on the cloning because grub was not able to mount the partition.
> adrian15
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