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Old 05-07-2015, 07:31 AM   #1
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Clonezilla / windows


Hey guys. I have been researching a lot, and I am just stuck now. stuff is starting to read Chinese to me.

I can run clonezilla and save the disk using ssh just perfect. on my Asus laptop, i installed a new OS. I ran clonezilla and it complains about
I got a message "This disk contains mismatched GPT and MBR partition, clonezilla might be confused ... blah blah blah


so i figured it most be something to do with installing a new OS.

so is it saying the old disk was GPT, then the new OS used MBR? not exactly sure whats going on.

this is the link on what I read

http://drbl.org/faq/fine-print.php?p...tion_table.faq

also, what should I do on windows (if you guys know windows) i ran DISKPART

just a bit lost on what to do next; maybe one of tyou guys know
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Old 05-07-2015, 09:09 AM   #2
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You mention windows in your title but give no information on which windows version you have installed nor do you indicate which of the many Linux distributions you might have installed. Generally, it is problematic if you install one operating system using UEFI/GPT and another using MBR. Many times, one will fail to boot. So what do you have installed?
 
Old 05-07-2015, 11:16 AM   #3
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You mention windows in your title but give no information on which windows version you have installed nor do you indicate which of the many Linux distributions you might have installed. Generally, it is problematic if you install one operating system using UEFI/GPT and another using MBR. Many times, one will fail to boot. So what do you have installed?

I am sorry.

I installed windows 7 from an iso I downloaded of the internet.
the old windows 7 was factory from asus.

so what you are trying to say is, the old OS could have been GPT while the other could have be MBR? How do I determine this?


I am using clonezilla to clone and back up my windows 7 via ssh to my ubuntu server 14.04 machine. I can back up all my other computers except that asus; so I am guessing it has something to do with GPT / MBR on my laptop

question is, what do I do?

clonezilla is telling me to sudo sgdisk -z /dev/sdx to clean the GPT partition table while keeping the MBR partition.

just wondering I just do this in clonezilla or should I just do something with the partition in windows? mr does this have to do with my linux server that I am sending the back up to?


thank youf or the reply though!

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Old 05-07-2015, 03:30 PM   #4
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http://superuser.com/questions/88460...-mbr-partition
 
Old 05-08-2015, 01:32 PM   #5
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I am trying to understand what that response is. It is saying I should use a hybrid MBR?

cant I just try out what clonezilla is telling me to do? sudo sgdisk -z /dev/sdx

so do I do that in the clonezilla terminal? Kind of confused, or should I try making windows a standard MBR format?


other problem I am having is, i go into the cmd terminal in clonezilla and destory the GPT partition, sudo sgdisk -z /dev/sdx
problem is, how do i go back and rerun clonezilla without restarting it?

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Old 05-08-2015, 02:46 PM   #6
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You have an odd situation it seems. You may or may not have two types of drive configurations.

Explain what OS you put on first and then what OS you put on second.
 
Old 05-08-2015, 03:22 PM   #7
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i actually solved it, pretty easy.

in the command prompt of clonezilla, i just typed sudo sgdisk -z /dev/sda
and it deleted the GPT partition and kept the MBR.

seemed like when I added my windows to my laptop, I someone managed to format it into a GPT. I am not sure how that happened.

anyhow, I am not sure why deleting /dev/sda from clonezilla worked? or could it just be interpreting windows partitions in linux format when I load clonezilla? It worked, but have no idea why. Maybe you can explain it to me since I am still a nooby in linux?
 
Old 05-08-2015, 08:13 PM   #8
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Maybe the 100MB area windows puts on???

Anyway, thanks for the update and solution.
 
  


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