Hi to the community. I have used linux off and on for many years. Mostly off for the last 5.
I just loaded Mint Debian onto a disk with Win 7. I have Acronis backup but this question does not concern Acronis. I tried doing a whole disk backup and of course, GRUB was wiped out. Found out that this is "normal" so I tried reinstalling GRUB but failed at it. Fortunately, this disk was used only for this test and I have a saved disk with both operating systems working on it.
I Realized that I am spending way more time working ON my computer than working AT it so I am asking this question: Is there a good backup program out there for doing backups on a dual boot system that does no harm to either OS?
On thing that I have thought of, and please don't laugh, is to NOT have a dual boot system and use one disk for Win 7 and one disk for Mint. I could then just boot through the BIOS. Yes, it is a bit of a pain but then I could use a win based program (like Acronis) for backing up the windows disk and some debian based backup program for backing up the linux disk.
So, is there a reliable solution?