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Re: Behold the awesome powers of GParted Live!

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 66.202.71.238] on August 16, 2007 05:17 PM
Acronis 8, 9 and 10 do not work (and Ghost11 and R-Image and Paragon) for me on my Tri-boot (w2k, xp, ubuntu) sata drives.

For the Image or Clone process... they just fail to copy or restore the critical Grub bootsector for Ubuntu. So, with these three sectors all zeros, the cloned copy will not boot into Linux and the partition shows as not bootable. As it is still a Windoz World, xp and w2k work fine.

I tried to cut and paste the bootsector code from the original disk into the new cloned disk and that helped some. At least now I get the LCD monitor to display GRUB before it halts. The partition table shows it to be a type 83 but now it is sorta getting over my head which has little hair left.

Why is it so hard to just copy a drive, byte by byte? I'm glad I found this article... Thank you. I'll give Gparted a try and hope it works.

Thanks to all the posters.

Benoone

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