[mythtv-users] How to make mythbuntu 10.4 system disk clone bootable?
huffcslists at gmail.com
Sun Aug 7 21:57:43 UTC 2011
Ok. This shouldn't be so hard, but...
I have been searching with google and trying various methods with no
success. Can someone tell me how to do this?
I had a running MythBuntu 10.04 FE that stopped booting. I found
(once I switched from the S-video input to the VGA input with a *real*
monitor ;-) that the SMART system actually flagged the disk as dying.
I added a replacement disk hanging outside the case like a drunken...,
well you know. Then I booted into the MythBuntu 10.04 install CD
trial mode. I ran Synaptics, added gparted and used that to clone the
old disk onto the replacement. The old and new disks are single EXT4
partitions for the O/S and another small (about 380MB) swap partition.
I then used gparted to enlarge the O/S partition on the replacement
disk to use the rest of the available space (moved from a 4.3GB disk
to an 80GB). I mounted the disk temporarily and browsed thru the
clone contents and it looks ok. I unmounted it and now I'm trying to
make it bootable but having no luck. My old notes were for grub, but I
believe this system uses grub2. All I'm getting are complaints about
not finding a suitable partition. Oddly, when I ran "grub-probe -d
/dev/sda1" I got back "ext2", but if I run parted, it tells me it's an
ext4 partition. I've pretty much run out of ideas at this point. Any
help making this clone bootable?
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