I am currently using Acronis True Image 9.1 Workstation to make clones of disks for linux machines some of which run OpenSuse9.1 and others OpenSuse10.2. Some of the machines are dual-boot with Windows XP installed in other parititions on the same physical harddrive. In most cases drives of equal size were used to perform the cloning with the options to clone all the partitions on the drives "As is" in other words not doing resizing of any kind. Destination drives that were slightly bigger than the source drives have also been used. The results have always been the same where when trying to boot from the clone the bootloader would only display "GRUB _" with a flashing cursor indefinately. I have been able to re-install the GRUB bootloader by booting from a OpenSuse installation cd via the Rescue Console in order to get the drive bootable again although I don't necessarily want to have to go through this process each time. Is there a way to get the cloning to work each time without having to re-install the GRUB bootloader or a simpler cure for the GRUB problem? Could I boot from the Acronis Bootable Media maybe and use some commands from the linux shell there when pressing F11 during the loading after "Starting Acronis Loader.." has been displayed? I have read something about a UUID which is a unique ID for the harddrive that is embedded somewhere in the grub.conf file which could cause this problem since its a different drive and someone has suggested that if the drives are not identical in size that this problem will always occur as well. The support request I logged with Acronis provided me with an .iso to burn to a CD which made it bootable and which performs "fixmbr" for a drive which should cure this problem although it seems like does not work for linux. After booting from this CD and executing the utility the error message "Invalid Operating System!" was prompted instead of the normal "GRUB _" prompt obtained previously. The partition table was also destroyed in the process. Any suggestions?