migrating to new larger linux disk

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  1. davehar

    davehar Registered Member

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    i have just tried version 6.00 of migrate easy to upgrade a 20G linux mandriva system and its crap it just dont work tried it twice wasted 5hrs and the new 160G drive is just plain unbootable....
    is version 7 any better ie is it worth upgrading or is linux just a pig and a half when it comes to doing a harddisk upgrade:'( .
     
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    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello davehar,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis System Transferring Software.

    Actually, Acronis Migrate Easy 6.0 should be able to clone your Linux hard drive.

    Could you please describe the issue in more details? What exactly do you see when trying to boot from the clone drive?

    Please try to re-activate the boot loader (e.g. LiLo, Grub, ) of your Linux operating system on the new hard drive.
    Here is the information about GRUB re-activation below:

    GRUB (automatic re-activation)

    * 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)

    GRUB (manual re-activation)

    * Boot from the Linux distribution 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
    #root (hd0,4) (4 is the root partition in this example)
    grub> setup (hd0)
    Checking if "/boot/grub/stage1" exists... yes
    Checking if "/boot/grub/stage2" exists... yes
    Checking if "/boot/grub/reiserfs_stage1_5" exists... yes
    Running "embed /boot/grub/reiserfs_stage1_5 (hd0)"... 18 sectors are embedded
    .
    succeeded
    Running "install /boot/grub/stage1 (hd0) (hd0)1+18 p (hd0,4)/boot/grub/stage2
    /boot/grub/grub.conf"... succeeded

    If this does not help 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.

    Please create an account, then log in and submit a request for technical support. Attach the collected report 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.
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    Kirill Omelchenko
     
  3. davehar

    davehar Registered Member

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    what i get on trying to boot
    is half a screen of 99 99 99 99 99 99 etc


    have tried to put linux instal disk 1 in but recover mode gets me nowhere

    as i said earlier seems linux is a pig no simple automatic migration trick.
    done dozens of times with windows never a failure just copy and boot works first time
    unless linux has a similar way its NEVER going to be a first division OS.
     
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