Cloning Linux partitions to be bootable

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  1. dromaine

    dromaine Registered Member

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    I have cloned my entire disk which includes an XP partion, as well as a linux partition with the grub boot loader. The cloned disk will not boot after the cloning process. What must I do to get grub fixed?
     
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    I heard back from Aronis that I need to re-activate my linux loader (Grub). I tried to find a way to get the grub utility/exe onto a CD to boot from to fix this, but did not have any luck. Can anyone point me to a doc on how to re-activate my grub? It should already be configured for the right partitions.

    Thanks,
    Dan
     
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    Hello Dan,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Please do the following in order to re-activate GRUB:

    - Start the computer from the Linux installation CD
    - Enter rescue mode
    - Issue the following commands:

    mkdir /mnt/tmp
    mount /dev/hdXY /mnt/tmp (/dev/hdXY is the root partition)
    chroot /mnt/tmp
    /sbin/grub-install /device_name (/device_name is hd: hda, hdal, hda2, sdal, sda2 and etc.)

    In order to get more information about it please contact the vendor of your Linux.

    Thank you.
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    Kirill Omelchenko
     
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