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Old 06-13-2012, 06:22 PM   #1
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Fix boot failure after restore partition to a different partition with Clonezilla

When restoring a partition (backed up by Clonezilla) to a partition other than the one it was saved from, e.g. /dev/sde5 to /dev/sda2, there can be problems in a multi-boot system. Either the other partitions can lose bootability or the restored partition may have difficulties. Since using grub2 exclusively, I have avoided many hassles by restoring the partition without writing its saved boot info during the restore. Then using Gujin to boot Linux from the restored partition and updating grub2 once it is up.

So far, this routine has worked for Kubuntu 10.10, Kubuntu 12.04, Mint Debian, Slackware and Windows XP or 7 in various combinations. Before using Gujin as a temporary boot instrument, I used to mess about with Supergrub and whatever else I had to hand, eventually getting the restored partition to boot but not without many attempts.

Since finding Gujin in the tools package Ultimate Boot CD every non-standard partition restore has been straightforward.

I hope this info will be of use to someone.

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Old 06-13-2012, 09:11 PM   #2
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Well, thanks.

Guess this is more of a LinuxAnswer than a LinuxQuestion.
Old 06-13-2012, 09:18 PM   #3
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Wouldn't be much point posting a question in 'Member Success Stories', hm?


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