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I have cloned my diskdrive by dd cmd but....

asked 2016-12-29 03:21:17 -0600

SteffenM gravatar image

updated 2016-12-29 03:46:47 -0600

Need help, "new user" in linux....

Step 1: I have cloned my main diskdrive by dd cmd: bash -c "dd if=/dev/sda |pv| gzip > /media/disk/sda-backup.gz"

Step 2: Now I like to make the cone work running from USB stik. I have a 120Gb usb stick and the old hhd are 80Gb. I then used cmd: gunzip -c /media/disk/sda-backup.gz |pv -pter -s 80g | dd of=/dev/sdc bs=64K

Step 3: bootup on the usb stick on another computer then the original........ here is the problem, the boot looks fine to start with choosing the Fedora (

When booting I get the problem/error showing in the attached picture. If I boot the usb stick on the original computer then i works fine. So I assume, that I need to change somewhere(???) the boot files / location is on another location then the physical volumes...

Please help :)

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answered 2016-12-29 13:51:05 -0600

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Fedora 9??? I hope you don't have this computer connected to the internet.

Anyway, the problem is that you need to edit the grub config. When you boot the USB stick on the original computer, it's actually booting the installed OS on the hard drive, not the USB. When you get the GRUB boot menu, edit the entry and change the root line to root (hd1,0) and see if that works. If it does and you can boot the OS, then edit the /boot/grub/grub.cfg (I think, it's been a long time since I've used GRUB 1) and make the change in there.

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