Debian and Norton Ghost

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Debian and Norton Ghost

Postby RWIndiana » 2005-10-01 13:16

I tried to ghost my drive to another for backup (I'm a backup freak), but was unable to boot from the ghosted drive. This seriously disturbs me! Though the ghosting process went flawlessly, the backup simply doesn't boot (I just get a screen full of "GRUB"s. The partition sizes were changed (made larger), but I was very much hoping that would not make a difference since it can be done with Windows. Is there a way to back up my hard drive reliably?
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Postby jombeewoof » 2005-10-02 01:59

from the GRUB> prompt
grub-install hd0
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Postby RWIndiana » 2005-10-12 16:22

Well, I was able to re-install GRUB on the ghosted drive. It starts to boot, but doesn't finish. Can anyone tell me what the following error message(s) means? This is what it says right before the boot hangs:

EXT3-fs: corrupt root inod, run e2fsck
EXT2-fs: hda1: couldn't mount because of unsupported optional features (4).
cramfs: wrong magic
EXT3-fs: INFO: recovery required on readonly filesystem.
EXT3-fs: write access will be enable during recovery.
EXT3-fs: journal inod is deleted.
pivot_root: No such file or directory
/sbin/init: 432: cannot open
dev/console: No such file
Kernel panic: Attempted to kill init!

What did I do wrong?
Just for info, I ghosted a 2.5gb drive to a 60gb, so the partition sizes did change. Is that the problem?
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Postby RWIndiana » 2005-10-13 15:16

ARG!! Now this is frustrating me immensely. I used "Ghost For Linux" (g4l) to make a clone of my drive, but with no better (though perhaps slightly different) results than Norton Ghost 2003. Is there ANY (ANY!) way to SUCCESSFULLY backup a Linux/Debian drive, and be able to restore a WORKING copy??
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