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Well aren't I stupid ?

Postby g0lrk on Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:55 am

I decided to use a M$oft windows program Norton ghost to backup the whole disk so I could then put it on to another disk to install lots of other programs on to the second copy and still have the first one untouched. So far sounds a good idea, I thought. So I backed it up to an usb external drive, then went for lunch came out forgot where I was and replaced the original with the copy ! Of course this messed up and now grub doesn't boot up and just sits there thumbing it's nose at me. Grub does not even start so what can I do other than never use Ghost again of course !
this is a copy of what is present in the grub menu.lst if it helps.....

title Linux Mint, kernel 2.6.20-16-generic
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.20-16-generic root=UUID=28401410-52fb-4537-8997-20322d187203 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.20-16-generic
quiet
savedefault

title Linux Mint, kernel 2.6.20-16-generic (recovery mode)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.20-16-generic root=UUID=28401410-52fb-4537-8997-20322d187203 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.20-16-generic

title Linux Mint, kernel 2.6.20-15-generic
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.20-15-generic root=UUID=28401410-52fb-4537-8997-20322d187203 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.20-15-generic
quiet
savedefault

title Linux Mint, kernel 2.6.20-15-generic (recovery mode)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.20-15-generic root=UUID=28401410-52fb-4537-8997-20322d187203 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.20-15-generic

title Linux Mint, memtest86+
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
quiet

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

# This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
# ones.
title Other operating systems:
root


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/sdb1
title Microsoft Windows XP Professional
root (hd2,0)
savedefault
makeactive
map (hd0) (hd2)
map (hd2) (hd0)
chainloader +1

Thnaks to all in advance.
Kevin
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Well aren't I stupid?

Postby g0lrk on Wed Jul 25, 2007 5:18 am

Well I downloaded the Super Grub Disk to see if that could help at all and it did to a degree, it got the hard drive booting with help from the cd. Now it is saying that fsck died with exit status 4 ?
I do not know what to do now though so if anyone can help please do so.
Thanks a lot.
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More info if needed?

Postby g0lrk on Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:13 am

Well if needed a bit more info re. the hard drive with mint on it.....

*-disk
description: ATA Disk
product: WDC WD1600JB-00REA0
vendor: Western Digital
physical id: 1
bus info: ide@0.1
logical name: /dev/hdb
version: 20.00K20
serial: WD-WCANMA853539
size: 149GB
capabilities: ata dma lba iordy smart security pm partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: mode=udma5 smart=on
*-volume:0
description: Linux filesystem partition
physical id: 1
bus info: ide@0.1,1
logical name: /dev/hdb1
capacity: 145GB
capabilities: primary bootable
*-volume:1
description: Extended partition
physical id: 2
bus info: ide@0.1,2
logical name: /dev/hdb2
size: 3843MB
capacity: 3843MB
capabilities: primary extended partitioned partitioned:extended
*-logicalvolume
description: Linux swap / Solaris partition
physical id: 5
logical name: /dev/hdb5
capacity: 3843MB
capabilities: nofs

Hope this may help some one out there sort this for me, reason I am pushing is I had mint setup I thought just right for me and really don't want the hassle if possible of doing it all again, what the 'eck this is 'pewters and nooby's for you !
Thanks anyway.
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Postby Adler on Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:53 pm

g0lrk,

I've been looking to do what you want to do for a while.

Basically, clone a bootable copy of your set-up. Am I right?

From what I understand a RAID drive might do it. But, this is a sort of dream of mine. An over night back-up of everything, then torture your system, but have that back-up.

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I am stupid?

Postby g0lrk on Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:32 am

Yes Adler that is what I was trying to do to a degree, but I messed up good style !
I have been looking for any Linux programs that can open .gho files so I can at least get some of my files back but not having much luck with that either. All boils down to me trying to put the same image onto the same disk by doing to many things at once. Must say in my defense that I cannot see very well here so that is my excuse, though really I was busy doing other things and simply forgot to change disk. Hence the I am stupid title. But really on M$oft windows Ghost is such a superb program there should be one for Linux somewhere I think.
I have resigned myself to lost data unless I re-install M$oft windows and ghost for windows which allows you to look inside the .gho files and extract the files one at a time if needed.
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Postby bob on Thu Jul 26, 2007 1:37 pm

I wonder if Ghost For Linux: http://freshmeat.net/projects/g4l/ can help you? Never tried it myself, but it's supposed to be a close approximation of Ghost.
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Ghost for Linux ?

Postby g0lrk on Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:16 pm

Bob,
Looked at that page and that seems quite interesting will download it and check it out many thanks indeed for the url and lets hope it is as good as Ghost for M$oft windoze.
Thanks a lot.
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Postby Adler on Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:52 pm

g0lrk,

I would have also suggested G4L. Do a Google using the search term "ghost for linux"., and you will find other possibilities.

I've not had much success with anything that I tried.

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