Almost works...

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by emorej, Jan 27, 2006.

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  1. emorej

    emorej Registered Member

    Jan 20, 2006

    I have a laptop with an internal ide drive and an external usb

    The internal disk is a dual boot WinXP and Linux sytem with grub
    controlling the boot process.

    I want the usb drive to be a "live" backup, ie bootable
    for disaster recovery.

    It took a while but I have determined how to clone the
    internal drive to the usbdrive and be able to boot the
    linux partitions.

    It takes about 90 minutes to clone the 100GB drive.

    After I fix the usb drive to be able to boot (and before I
    even try to boot WinXP from the usb drive) I set the boot
    drive to the usb, shutdown, remove the internal drive and
    then reboot and choose WinXP from the grub menu as the
    OS to boot.

    The boot process starts with a gray progress bar running
    across the bottom of the window.

    When the gray bar finishes I get the WinXP Startup window
    with the "marching ants".

    Alas, *just* as the marching ants finish their seventh traversal
    the machine reboots.

    A subsequent reboot gives a screen apologizing for the shutdown
    and says that the cause might be new hardware or software and
    offers several other methods to try to reboot, they all fail as before.

    The disk in the usb drive is a (slower) clone of the internal disk.
    However, when the disk is in the usb enclose the geometry is
    radically different from when the disk is in the laptop.

    In the laptop I have C/H/S = 12161/255/63
    In the usb enclosure C/H/S = 193821/16/63

    Is this (the refusal to boot)a bit of microsoft trying to protect its software?
    Is there anyway I can have a bootable backup?

    Thanks for any info....

  2. Chutsman

    Chutsman Registered Member

    Jun 17, 2005
    Brandon, Florida, USA
    If you're launching the clone feature of TI from within windows try doing it via the bootable Rescue CD - or vice versa.
  3. emorej

    emorej Registered Member

    Jan 20, 2006
    I am using the standalone version of TI, the version from within Windows
    does not work for me...

    I am afraid that XT is just being a horse's ass about running on a different

  4. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello emorej,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Please take a look at my reply in this previous thread.

    Please also try to avoid posting duplicate threads in the future, since it is rather hard to monitor them.

    Thank you.
    Alexey Popov
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