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    Re: Clonezilla Failed To Clone 1TB To WD HDD

    Use the old standby, copy:

    Code:
    sudo cp /dev/sda /dev/sdb
    Use gparted to fix any errors on /dev/sdb. Don't forget to correct your UUID's using blkid in grub and /etc/fstab so that the drive will boot properly.
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    Post Re: Clonezilla Failed To Clone 1TB To WD HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by tgalati4 View Post
    Use the old standby, copy:

    Code:
    sudo cp /dev/sda /dev/sdb
    Use gparted to fix any errors on /dev/sdb. Don't forget to correct your UUID's using blkid in grub and /etc/fstab so that the drive will boot properly.
    I've tried everything and nothing's worked. I tried three different drives and three different versions of Clonezilla. I now have the latest version.

    Will cp also copy the boot loader? Also, when I cp to the new drive why will I have to correct the UUID's and how do I do this?

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

    No cp is not for that. Look into dd
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    Re: Clonezilla Failed To Clone 1TB To WD HDD

    Hello,

    I've tried cp and dd neither worked. My computer behaved like it was copying the files; but the destination drive had nothing but unallocated space when I checked it with GParted. I've also been through three different drives, three different versions of Clonzilla, and two versions of Acronis True Image. All my drives couldn't have been bad, especially since they were brand new, The only thing I haven't changed is my cloning kit. Could that be at fault?

    Also, I noticed that when Clonezilla copied the first three partitions, I could see the files once the drive was mounted as an external file system; however GParted read the drive as totally unallocated. So it appears that there's a read-error with my rig. This could be Gparted's fault, the fault of my pc, or a fault with my cloning kit.

    Thanks Hannibal
    Last edited by coljohnhannibalsmith; April 26th, 2013 at 01:20 AM.
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    Re: Clonezilla Failed To Clone 1TB To WD HDD

    The cp command takes a long time, like 20 minutes. It's not a bit-by-bit copy but a logical copy which helps get around different drive architectures. It will copy bootloaders, I have even cloned WinXP drives and they boot! You have to change UUID's using the blkid command because drives are not always called "/dev/sda" because they can be moved around (like a USB enclosure). UUID's are User-Unique Identification numbers that will remain the same if you move the drive to another machine or to another ribbon cable. So any configuration file that uses UUID's needs to be updated if you want the clone to boot and mount properly.

    dd is a bit-by-bit copy but you may run into problems if the disk drives have different cylinder-head-sector counts.
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    Re: Clonezilla Failed To Clone 1TB To WD HDD

    More info,

    I found a very serious bug and got the following error messages:

    libparted Bug Found!

    Partition(s) 3 on /dev/sdc have been written but we have been unable to inform the kernel of the change, probably because it/they are in use. As a result, the old partition(s) will remain in use. You should reboot now before making further changes.

    Also:

    Error informing the kernel about modification to partition /dev/sdc1 - device or resource busy. This means linux won't know about any changes you made to /dev/sdc1 until you reboot. So you shouldn't mount it or use it in any way before rebooting.

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    Re: Clonezilla Failed To Clone 1TB To WD HDD

    Is it a bug, or was the drive mounted while you were doing this?

    The second is more likely.
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    Re: Clonezilla Failed To Clone 1TB To WD HDD

    I'm pretty sure the drive was not mounted. Clonezilla will not clone mounted drives.

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

    More info,

    I finally purchased another cloneing kit SATA only from Apricorn. This time Clonezilla got farther along. It was able to read the Linux partition sda5 and tried to clone to it. It almost finished when I got a file system error. I can't remember what it was now.

    The Apricorn Cloneing kit came with it's on software "EZ GIG IV." This performed a sector by sector copy which lasted 4 hours and reported no errors. Also, when I checked the destination drive with GParted I found that all the partitions had been copied; although when I tried to boot from the destination drive it gave me errors that it could not find the drive in Windows, although it did finally boot. When I tried to boot to the Linux partition it gave me two errors. The first error was the the drive could not be mounted because of errors with the drive. And, the secound error was the TMP partionion could not be setup.

    I've been cloneing my drives as a method of backup for more than 5 years and have never had this much trouble. Could it be that Dell puts something on the boot sector to prevent there drive from being cloned. Also, will I have to by a retail version of Windows 7 and rebuild my system from scratch.

    Is there a diagnostic program that will find and correct errors on my hard drive? I've already tried Gparted.

    Any input appreciated.

    Hannibal
    Last edited by coljohnhannibalsmith; April 30th, 2013 at 02:58 PM.
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    Re: Clonezilla Failed To Clone 1TB To WD HDD

    The program e2fsck is good for linux ext file systems (ext2, ext3, ext4)

    Code:
     sudo e2fsck -f /dev/sdxy
    where x is the drive letter and y is the partition number. It is very important that the drive is not mounted.

    Windows partitions should be checked with Windows software,
    Code:
    chkdsk /f
    or in modern versions of Windows a GUI front end for chkdsk.

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