Originally Posted by EDDY1
Did you create with clonezilla?
Have you checked the image to see if it's bootable restore disk
EDDY thanks again for the reply.
Yes I checked to see if I could boot with the first of the three DVD's I had made with Clonezilla but it won't boot. Checking the filesystem on the first CD shows no OS files exist that are needed in order for it to be bootable.
Well guess what its about 1:35AM in the morning here and I finally found a way to get the files I wanted for my Dad from the Clonezilla backup images. Here is the link to the website that did the trick. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=872832
Essentially following what others tried with success I decided to post the steps I used that worked but the article also covers commands for slight variations in the compression method used by Clonezilla. This is what I had to do in order to recover the files. The backup was of an entire hard drive and not just a partition whether this makes a difference when mounting the created image i don't know.
1. Installed Ububtu 9.0.4 on my PC but you can install the latest and greatest.
2. Downloaded the latest version of PartClone from here http://sourceforge.net/projects/partclone/
3. Ran the command sudo dpkg -i --force-all partclone_0.2.23_i386.deb to install PartClone
4. Copied all sda1.ntfs-ptcl-img.gz.* files from DVD to /home/partimag by running the command for each DVD which had backup files on it. sudo cp /dev/cdrom/sda1.ntfs-ptcl-img.gz.* /home/partimag for each DVD
5. Ran the following command cat /home/partimag/sda1.ntfs-ptcl-img.gz.* | gzip -d -c | sudo partclone.restore -C -s - -O /home/partimag/hda1.img
6. Then finally ran this command sudo ntfs-3g /home/partimag/hda2.img /mnt
7. All the files were now in the /mnt directory.
Hope this topic can help someone else. But the annoying and frustrating thing about Clonezilla is that you can't restore from multiple DVD's back onto a hard drive. If I had known this I would I might have searched other options including keeping with Clonezilla since its free.