migrate grub dual boot fedora+win2k to sata drive

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  1. tbrown

    tbrown Registered Member

    Feb 5, 2006
    Migrate dual boot grub (Fedora Core 4+ Win2k SP4) IDE c: drive to
    SATA D: drive which has some existing data on it and 85% free space.

    What I did:

    Disk Director created new partitions in D: drive to match what was on C: Drive. (For the name of the new C: drive, I left the volume name blank)

    Disk Director disk copied each old partition on IDE to SATA Drive. (Windoze and Linux partitions were copied.


    Booting new SATA drive displays the word GRUB and machine reboots continously.

    More Information:

    Tried to re-install windoze and repair.
    Same symptoms appear afterwards. (During the repair, it gives me 3 choices about an unrecognized filesystem: FAT32, NTFS or NO CHANGES, I select NO CHANGES.)

    Tried to re-install FEDORA but it tells me the partion table on sb is damaged and wants to repartion everything.

    [this same thing happened 2 years ago when I upgraded from win2k sp2 to sp4 with REDHAT and LILO. I fixed it by running FIXMBR and re-installing win2k and then upgrading REDHAT to FEDORA core4.]

    Is the problem with MBR again ? I have been working on this for 2 days now and am getting tired. I am sure this is an easy question to answer for someone.

    Thanks for your help.
  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello tbrown,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Partition and Disk Managing Software.

    Please accept my apologies for the delay with the response.

    Please take a look at this FAQ article. I think it may be helpful for you.

    If you still cannot identify the problem then please create Acronis Report in the way described below:

    - Download and run Acronis Report Utility;
    - Select the "Create Bootable Floppy" option;
    - Insert a blank floppy disk in the A: drive and proceed with creation of the bootable floppy;
    - Boot the computer from this diskette and wait for report creation process to finish;
    - Collect the report file from the floppy.

    After that please submit a request for technical support. Attach the collected report.txt file to your request along with the step-by-step description of the actions taken before the problem appears and the link to this thread. We will investigate the problem and try to provide you with the solution.

    Thank you.
    Kirill Omelchenko
  3. BeemerBiker

    BeemerBiker Registered Member

    Aug 24, 2004
    San Antonio Texas
    I had a similar problem when replaceing a SCSI with a solid state IDE boot chip. However, it stopped at the GRUB prompt and I was able to configure GRUB using "find /grub/stage1"; but you say your system is rebooting continuously...so you dont stop at that prompto_O
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