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Old 01-03-2012, 12:23 PM   #1
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Problem Cloning Linux Drive


I am using a Kanguru 14 drive cloner and attempting to clone Redhat from one drive to another. I have done this many times before with no problem, but now I have a new Hard drive brand to clone to. When I do the clone it says it was succesful, but when attempting to use the drive it does not boot.

I have tried cloning that master drive to another drive of the same type and it works fine. I have also tried cloning a windows drive to this new drive and that also works fine.

Any ideas why I am only having this problem with linux drives or what to do to fix it?
 
Old 01-03-2012, 10:47 PM   #2
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Why don't you contact Red Hat for their assistance?
 
Old 01-04-2012, 05:35 AM   #3
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With the new drive do you get any output i.e. Grub Minimal? Sounds like either the MBR did not write properly or clone did not work that great, you could always try clonezilla or do manually with DD
 
Old 01-04-2012, 07:56 AM   #4
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Why don't you contact Red Hat for their assistance?
I Called Red Hat support and they told me to call Kanguru. I called Kanguru and they told me that the only way they could tell is for me to send the target and master drive to them so they can try, which I cannot do.

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With the new drive do you get any output i.e. Grub Minimal? Sounds like either the MBR did not write properly or clone did not work that great, you could always try clonezilla or do manually with DD
The output I get is "GNU GRUB version 0.97 (637k lower / 3398464k upper memory) [minimal BASH-like line editing is suppoerted.....]"

I have actually tried doing a manual clone but for some reason I am not able to see the file structure of the master disk when I connect it even though it boots and runs fine. I am pretty new to linux though so I am not sure if I need to do anything different then what I would do with windows.

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Old 01-04-2012, 07:59 AM   #5
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Sounds like that for some reason or another the MBR/Grub isn't getting cloned, which could indicate issues with the cloning process as a whole. Try cloning the drive with Clonezilla and see if it works any better. I've used Clonezilla for a while now and never had a problem with it.
 
Old 01-04-2012, 08:00 AM   #6
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Yep as expected, grub did not install properly, you need to get into linux rescue mode and install grub again

This may help http://www.sorgonet.com/linux/grubrestore/
 
Old 01-05-2012, 09:03 AM   #7
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I tried restoring the GRUB like you suggested but after clicking restore on the Boot Disk menu it kept asking what disk to restore from and would not use the one in there for some reason. I then tried cloning using clonezilla as others have suggested. After cloning that way I still get errors (see attachments) I also checked the partitions because I could get the cloned drive to boot on a tablet, just not on the equipment it would actually be used on, and noticed they were different so I attached pictures of that also. Any ideas?
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Old 01-05-2012, 11:17 AM   #8
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Gosh, sorry. I had hoped that Red Hat would have provided more assistance. How do they expect you to clone a system?
 
Old 01-05-2012, 11:18 AM   #9
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Have you tried something like clonezilla or maybe linux command "dd"
 
  


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