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Old 07-26-2011, 06:14 AM   #1
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Unhappy cannot restore ntfs partition


Hi,
On my computer on the first disk /dev/sda was installed win2k system bootable with
native win2k bootloader. I created imges of that partition using Ghost4linux na Clonezilla. Images were placed on the second computer using sshfs. For all this tasks i used PartedImage LiveCD.

I removed old partition and created a new ntfs partition on the same disk. When I used GParted or native Win2k partitioner the partition I get was smaller: the difference is a few bytes. Finally I used the Linux fdisk. Now the size was OK, but after restoration win2k was unbootable: I tried to recover the win2k but it was even impossible to locate a system on the partition. So I tried to move all the partition at the very beginning of the disk. Now at least I was able to mount (under Linux) the partition. But again win2k was unbootable and unrecoverable.

It seems for me that the partition is missplaced. According to Ghost4Linux the partition begins with an offset 0x56. I suspect that it should be rather 0x80.

Any idea? I know the above description is not of much help but I hope someone met similar troubles.
 
Old 07-26-2011, 11:28 PM   #2
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Try booting it with super grub2 disk:

http://www.supergrubdisk.org/super-grub2-disk/
 
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:47 AM   #3
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Thank's for reply. I did to manage the win2k partition bootable using lilo (on the second hd there is Slackware). So the problem
is partially solved. Thank's for the link. I am sure I will need this.
 
  


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