Clone fails with ATI 11 and OSL2000

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  1. Dubinvero

    Dubinvero Registered Member

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    I have XP and Vista working in a multiboot arrangement. In order to keep the two OS's completely independent I use OSL2000 as a boot manager.

    I have my primary hard drive split into 3 partitions. The functioning OS is always in the C partition. The other OS is in the D partition and the shared data is in the S partition.

    I have tried unsuccessfully using Windows Vista to clone my primary drive with it's 3 partitions to an external Maxtor USB drive. The clone fails on the first reboot. I guess that ATI 11 is not interfacing with OSL2OOO.

    Does anyone have a suggestion on how I can work around this problem?

    Derek
     
  2. seekforever

    seekforever Registered Member

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    Have you booted XP or Vista from your external drive before?
    Don't know the current situation but even though the PCs BIOS supports booting USB drives, Windows XP didn't support it although some people have made it work through various trickery.
     
  3. Dubinvero

    Dubinvero Registered Member

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    No. I have only booted from my Primary drive.

    I should add that I reformatted my 300GB external Maxtor drive so it is all unallocated.

    Derek
     
  4. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello Dubinvero,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Could you please clarify if you connected the resulting drive as internal before trying to boot? As explained by seekforever, Windows family operating systems usually don't boot from external drives. Please also notice that when doing a clone it's recommended to first install the destination drive to the position it will be used to boot in, and then perform the cloning operation.
    Could you please also clarify if there were any error messages when trying to boot? When exactly did they appear? What exactly did they say?

    Thank you.
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    Marat Setdikov
     
  5. Dubinvero

    Dubinvero Registered Member

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    I think I need to clarify my problem. It could be that I was using the Clone operation for the wrong purpose. I was using the Clone function to make a copy of my existing working internal drive to a new Maxtor external drive. My internal drive has three partitions; Vista, XP and Shared Data. I use the OSL2000 bootmanager to select the OS.

    When I used the Acronis Clone operation it identified I believe a 6 step process with 4 reboots. The Clone operation fails because the computer will not automatically reboot. There were no error messages.

    I performed the Clone out of the Vista C partition. With my independent OS installation, the working OS is always shown in the C partition. The first partion to be cloned was the D partition which is shown as the first partition on the drive. Per the OSL2000 website, the bootloader is always installed in the front end of the drive containing the OS's. I verified this, the bootmanager is installed in my D partition.

    Thanks for your feedback.

    Derek
     
  6. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello Dubinvero,

    Please be aware that there are two approaches available:

    Clone Disk - migrates/copies the entire contents of one disk drive to another;

    Backup - creates a special archive file for backup and disaster recovery purposes;

    Please take a look at this FAQ article explaining the difference between Clone Disk and Backup approaches in more detail.

    Actually, Clone Disk approach is usually used to upgrade the hard drive (e.g. install a larger disk), while Backup approach is basically dedicated for the complete data backup and disaster recovery purposes. If you are interested in backing up your hard drive for the disaster recovery purposes, we would recommend you to follow Backup approach.

    If you want to use Clone Disk anyway, please try performing the cloning operation using Acronis Bootable Rescue Media.

    You can find more information on how to use Acronis True Image in the respective User's Guide.

    Thank you.
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