Re: clone redhat 7.3 with ghost 7.5
From: davidl (nospam_at_nospam.com)
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2003 07:21:32 GMT
"luk chiu ming" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Hi all,
> I used Ghost 7.5 to do a disk to disk copy of
> - 60GB seagate hard drive ( redhat linux 7.3 )
> - into a blank 60GB WD hard drive
> but the cloned drive won't boot into linux but just hang in the
> Any one had tried clone a redhat drive? does it have to be exact same
> drive inorder to clone? does powerquest driveimage works too?
Sorry but this is so funny - I just did the very similar thing with my RH9
installation about an hour ago - cloned with Ghost 2002 from 15GB Maxtor
drive to 40GB WDC drive (I kept the identical partition sizes though with
free space ready for new partition) - the other utils, as mentioned
DriveImage (2002) failed entirely with errors. Ghost cloned seemingly OK,
but the drive is all screwed-up. It hangs not only on bad grub configuration
which is probably understandable, but it's not recognized alltogether when
attempted to rescue through CD-boot/upgrade, partitions were reported as
mismatch/error/unknown or something like that. My original RH9 installation
consists of two ext3 partitions and a swap..go figure what went wrong..I'm
currently reinstalling rh9, since have both the original drive as well as
data backup available.
Actually, maybe we should both install SUSE instead ....