We are trying to restore a LAMP server (Ubuntu 8.10 Server) that had some irreparable blocks on the HD. I used Clonezilla to back up what I thought to be a single image of the entire drive, but now it looks like it is just an image of the primary partition. OK, I can live with that... we reinstalled Ubuntu, then I booted the box from a live CD and tried to restore the old image over the primary partition. I used the following command:
cat system_drive_backup.img.gz.* | gzip -dc | dd of=/dev/sda
... Stolen from the thread at http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-limit-523058/
Upon rebooting, GRUB hung (not unexpectedly). When I tried to reinstall GRUB, I discovered that there was no detected file system on the primary partition! I can only assume that the dd command blew it away... ?
Clonezilla has failed me in restoring the drive, but I still have img.gz.aa and img.gz.ab; seems like there should be a way to restore that back to the new HD. Any suggestions? (I really don't want to have to rebuild that box!) Thanks in advance...