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    Question Clonezilla Failed To Clone 1TB To WD HDD

    Hello,

    Clonezilla Failed To Clone to 1TB WD HDD.

    My Dell has a 4500rpm 1TB WD internal HDD. I bought a WD 5400rpm 1TB HDD and tried to clone my internal to it using Clonezilla.

    Clonezilla failed with the following messages:

    The partition table in this disc is illegal or invalid /dev/sdb. Is this disc too small?

    Error can't have a partition outside the disc.

    Program terminated.


    My version of Clonezilla is about 3 years old. Does it not support 1TB HDDs, or is my drive bad.

    Thanks Hannibal
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    Re: Clonezilla Failed To Clone 1TB To WD HDD

    Hi

    With both disks plugged in, please post the output of

    Code:
    sudo parted -l
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    Post Re: Clonezilla Failed To Clone 1TB To WD HDD

    Code:
    sophie@sophie-Inspiron-5520:~$ sudo parted -l
    [sudo] password for sophie: 
    Model: ATA ST1000LM024 HN-M (scsi)
    Disk /dev/sda: 1000GB
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
    Partition Table: msdos
    
    Number  Start   End     Size    Type      File system     Flags
     1      32.3kB  41.1MB  41.1MB  primary   fat16           diag
     2      41.9MB  21.3GB  21.3GB  primary   ntfs            boot
     3      21.3GB  322GB   301GB   primary   ntfs
     4      322GB   1000GB  678GB   extended
     5      322GB   992GB   670GB   logical   ext4)
     6      992GB   1000GB  8486MB  logical   linux-swap(v1) 
    
    
    Error: Can't have a partition outside the disk!                           
    
    sophie@sophie-Inspiron-5520:~$
    (This is the drive that I'm trying to clone to) (Also sda6 is linux swap on my internal drive and somehow sda6 and my new drive are being seen as one partition).


    BTW, it turns out that the internal drive is a Samsung:

    Source: sda 1000GB_ST1000LM024_HNM_ata-xxxxxxx
    Dest: sdb 1000GB_JPVT-22A1YT0__usb-xxxxxxxxxx
    Last edited by matt_symes; April 20th, 2013 at 12:14 AM.
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    Re: Clonezilla Failed To Clone 1TB To WD HDD

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    Post Re: Clonezilla Failed To Clone 1TB To WD HDD

    Additional information:

    Please look at sda6 on the attachment. I did not have the other drive connected at this time.

    I tried Acronis True Image and it stopped immediately.

    Has anyone cloned a 1TB dual boot system? It looks like the cloning software can't deal with it.

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    Re: Clonezilla Failed To Clone 1TB To WD HDD

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    Re: Clonezilla Failed To Clone 1TB To WD HDD

    I'm using Clonezilla a lot and like it, but it does not want to clone to or restore from an image to a drive or partition, that is smaller than the original one. And sometimes two 1 TB drives might be slightly different in size. What you can do is to shrink the last partittion, the swap, and after that the extended partition, so that they will fit in the target drive.

    I think you should get a current version of Clonezilla. The iso file is less than 200 MB and quite easy to download. If you have old computers you need the 32 bit version (the stable version). If you have a new computer with Windows 8 and/or UEFI, you need the 64 bit Ubuntu based alternate version.

    If your 1 TB drives contain no Windows or Mac operating system, you can create partitions with gparted and copy the files of each partition with rsync. This gives you the chance to change the size of the partitions. And you must also make a boot sector to the head of the new drive, if it is a boot drive.

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    Re: Clonezilla Failed To Clone 1TB To WD HDD

    Hi

    I don't think your drives are bad in a hardware sense.

    Error: Can't have a partition outside the disk!
    Partitions 1 to 6 are all on the same drive.

    This is your problem. Shrink your swap partition down in size or delete it while you clone onto the second hard drive.

    Kind regards
    Last edited by matt_symes; April 20th, 2013 at 12:21 AM.
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    Re: Clonezilla Failed To Clone 1TB To WD HDD

    As far as I recall during the wizard of disk cloning Clonezilla have an option, in other options or advanced options, to skip the check of target disk size or do no check target disk size. If the disk image is bigger than the target disk size with that option disabled (or enabled, really I don't remeber exactly) the cloning will fail.
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    Re: Clonezilla Failed To Clone 1TB To WD HDD

    I tried to use Clonezilla once and found it amazingly underwhelming. I wanted to copy a partition to a smaller partition (which should be fine when the source partition is 95% free). And Clonezilla said I had to edit the ISO just to enable that option in principle. At this point I laughed and thought that somebody ought to tell the developers about basic conventions of *NIX programming. Such as instead of blocking features of your back-end issue a warning and let users decide what's best for them.

    Anyway, I found it easier to copy file systems one by one with rsync -xc and then reinstall grub from a live medium.

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