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Clone Windows 7 to new drive with Ubuntu/NTFSClone 
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Post Clone Windows 7 to new drive with Ubuntu/NTFSClone
Hi all,

Thanks for all of the great utilities.

I have been trying to clone a Windows 7 partition to be used for application to other drives.

First, I copied the BCD and accompanying data to the system partition from the 100 meg "hidden" partition that was created when Win7 was installed following steps found here:


I booted into Win7 just fine after applying those steps.

Then, in Ubuntu, I saved the now bootable/active Win7 partition to the NTFSClone image format.

We will call the drive that has Win7 on it, /dev/sda

I wipe /dev/sda, create a new NTFS partition and use NTFSClone to apply the image back to /dev/sda. It's the same drive because I just want to get this working before moving to other drives.

Next, I tried to write a MBR with the following:

sudo lilo -M /dev/sda mbr

sudo install-mbr -i n -p D -t 0 /dev/sda

sudo dd if=/usr/lib/syslinux/mbr.bin of=/dev/sda

I tried all 3 at different times and none worked. When I try to boot into windows I get errors such as 0xc000000e "Missing or corrupt winload.exe"

I can view the disk and partition in Ubuntu and see the files/folders that were cloned.

Any help is greatly appreciated as I've been trying to get this working for a week straight. Also, if you need any more info I'll gladly try to provide it.


Wed Apr 25, 2012 22:46
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