View Full Version : [ubuntu] Image clone will not boot

January 18th, 2011, 11:51 PM
My HDD crashed (it wasn't completely disastrous, though). I was able to get my Ubuntu 10.10 partition of the disk with dd_rescue. I can see all of the data in the partition and everything. dd_rescue reported that there were no errors.

Now, I have a fresh HDD, and I copied the image that I created with Gparted, and turned the boot flag on. I turn my system on, and all I get is a flashing cursor in the corner of the screen.

Any suggestions--I get the feeling that this would be easy for a seasoned user, but I'm not sure where to go.

I originally got some information about cloning partitions here: http://www.ghacks.net/2010/08/01/clone-your-linux-disk-with-ddrescue/

But, it doesn't tell you how to reload the image after you make it.



January 19th, 2011, 12:06 AM
I just did this, see here. Just Run fdisk -l to verify your partition names.


January 20th, 2011, 11:09 PM
I had a feeling it had to do with the boot loader. I don't know grub that well--I'm used to just installing Ubuntu, which configs grub on its own.

What about the swap partition though? I had a 1 GB partition for the swap. Do I just make a 1GB partition? How will the OS know where to look for it?