Cannot boot after laptop's dual OS disk clone

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  1. master1

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    I have cloned my 60GB laptop disk to a 80GB one. The disk has windows XP using one primary partition and one extended partition(with 4 logic drives on it). The 2nd primary partition is for Redhat Linux, and the 3rd is for linux swap.
    After cloning, using a external hard disk USB enclosure, I can view all windows drives on the cloned 80GB drive although the sequence of the drive letter is wrong. The 1st primary disk is not listed as the first letter available.

    After replacing the old disk with the new one, the boot stops at the line:
    GRUB
    , which is the Redhat linux boot loader.
    I guess the possible reason is the GRUB loader cannot find the linux partition, because GRUB need to read the boot file from linux partition.

    Anybody have similar experience?
    Thank
     
  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello master1,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Did you clone the disk in Manual or in Automatic mode? Did you resize the partitions? Have you tried to reactivate GRUB?

    Thank you.
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    Ilya Toytman
     
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    >Did you clone the disk in Manual or in Automatic mode?
    Manual mode.

    >Did you resize the partitions?
    Yes. Enlarged.

    >Have you tried to reactivate GRUB?
    No. How to do that then?

    Thanks.
     
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    Hello master1,

    Did you install GRUB into MBR? If so please do the following:
    1. Boot with the Red Hat installation CD;
    2. Issue the following commands:
    mkdir /mnt/tmp
    mount -t auto /dev/boot_partition /mnt/tmp
    chroot /mnt/tmp
    /sbin/grub-install /dev/hda

    This should solve the problem.

    Thank you.
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    Ilya Toytman
     
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    Thanks for your help. I've done it but with slightly different steps as follows, may be useful for others:
    1. Boot using Redhat Linux 9 CD, enter the rescue mode.
    2. Redhat mounted the Linux partition under /mnt/sysimage
    3. Mount the Linux partition back to its normal point using: chroot /mnt/sysimage
    4. Reinstall GRUB into the MBR by the following command:
    /sbin/grub-install /dev/hda
    5. exit and reboot by using command 'exit' twice.
    6. Done. Everything is back to normal.
     
  6. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello master1,

    Thank you for the feedback. It is certainly useful for other people who encounter the same situation. Glad to hear you have solved the problem.

    If you encounter any further problems please feel free to describe them here.

    Thank you.
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