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capricon
May 26th, 2010, 03:59 AM
I have Ubuntu/Vista dual boot desktop with Single HDD (200GB) that i cloned to an external USB HDD (320GB) using clonezilla. My intention is to use the external HDD as a backup to up running in case my 3 year old desktop HDD fails.
To make sure the clone is good to use if need, i connected external HDD to USB port and tried boot from it but got "Error 18". I tried to Google got some info but still need help.

Did a fdisk -lu and got the following.



Disk /dev/sda: 200.0 GB, 200049647616 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 24321 cylinders, total 390721968 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00026f42

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 63 227784447 113892192+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 227785635 390716864 81465615 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 227785698 383985629 78099966 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 383985693 390716864 3365586 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdb: 320.0 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00026f42

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 * 63 227784447 113892192+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sdb2 227785635 390716864 81465615 5 Extended
/dev/sdb5 227785698 383985629 78099966 83 Linux
/dev/sdb6 383985693 390716864 3365586 82 Linux swap / Solaris

oldfred
May 26th, 2010, 04:37 AM
When you use clonezilla does it make an identical copy? If so you have duplicate UUIDs and the system does not know which is which.

Boot Info Script courtesy of forum member meierfra
Page with instructions and download:
http://bootinfoscript.sourceforge.net/
Be sure to highlight and use code tags (# in edit panel) to make it easier to read when you post the results.txt.

this says it is your BIOS and trying to boot from beyond the BIOS limits.
http://members.iinet.net.au/~herman546/p15.html#18