Yes, I did make or rather restore an image, but I wound up swapping computers as the booting problem turned out to be the computer rather than the drive as I had suspected. It did seem to work, but the node kept locking up at 4 o'clock every morning. I don't know if it was a corrupted drive or switching computers. Dave looked for me and found that updatedb was causing the problem. He disabled this and the node is working fine now, so that is really all I can tell you.
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On Thu, 12 Jan 2012, Aedan O'Meara wrote:
Aedan O'Meara in Cork, Ireland here. I read with interest about your problem
with cloning your hard drive. You might remember giving me the name of the
Image program which i have subsequently used. I have not had to re-install
the images I made so far.
I wonder if you got a satisfactory answer to your problem with this program
and if you succeeded in cloning your hard drive in the end.
Kind regards and a happy new year.
From: irlp@... [mailto:irlp@...] On Behalf Of Butch
Sent: Sunday, December 25, 2011 5:02 PM
Subject: [irlp] help with backing up my drive
I'm trying to make a copy of the 40gig drive on my node 3148. I am
running fc3 and both drives are 40 gig. I don't know really what to use
to do a clone or copy as most stuff I see on line requires that I boot
from a cd. When I do this, my computer doesn't talk and as I can't see
the screen, I need a program that talks. I have a program that I've used
for years in windows called image for windows. I put the drive in my
windows machine and make an image and then restore to my new drive, and
all seems to go well. There are two partitions, one very small. Both
seem to restore fine, but when I put the new drive in the IRLP box, I get
"no operating system" If I put in the original drive, machine boots fine.
Do I have to make one of these partitions active? Any ideas or
suggestions on another backup program that would work, or why this one
doesn't? I don't understand why I get this error.