On 2010/07/30 16:38 (GMT-0700) James D. Parra composed:
Have used 'dd' in the past
Please define "the past" precisely. Which Linux version did you do it
to copy one hard disk to another and boot off new
drive, however I must be overlooking something.
Highly likely you are. Is boot failure occurring while both master and clone
remain present in the system?
Running from a DVD in Rescue-Mode, I can modify
/boot/grub/menu.1st to boot
from /dev/sda1 and the root is on /dev/sda3, but once I
reboot I get the Grub
menu showing which kernel to boot, default or failsafe, yet the next screen
doing a fast boot
Creating device nodes with udev
Waiting for device /dev/sda3 to appear ... could not find /dev/sda3.
That could be a misleading message. What might be happening is /dev/sda3 is
an alias to two partitions with identical UUIDs - if both master and clone
remain in system together. In recent and current kernel editions, real
identities of storage devices are in the /dev/disk tree.
In Repair mode I can mount /dev/sda3 and all the
contents are there. Any ideas how I can fix this? As of now I can't boot.
It might be useful to know the age of the HD controller chip and the driver
it requires, as well as what if any other devices are present on that
controller family. Are these PATA? SATA? Is there a DVD or CDROM? If so, on
what controller? How is the BIOS boot order set?
By 'in the past' I mean using Suse 11.1 dvd's on various hardware systems
running 11.1, or earlier. However, this is the second 11.2 system where Grub loads, but
cannot locate the drive. If I do a fresh install everything works.
The original drive was removed, so that is not the issue. There is only one drive in the
system, which appears in the BIOS, along with a floppy and dvd-rom drive.
From the repair mode I used the 'start from
scratch' option and that fixed the problem, although I wish I new how to fix it from
the CLI and not rely on a UI.
Thanks for responding, Felix.
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