won't restore win7-64 partition on ssd

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gobo
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won't restore win7-64 partition on ssd

Postby gobo » Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:34 pm

i've been using ping 3.x to backup, and successfully restore, an hp
laptop with winxp and an 80gb solid state drive.

last week i tried to restore a lenovo t420 laptop with win7-64 and a
160gb ssd. the restore failed with the error - partition /dev/sda3
must be in the form of /dev/hda1. (or something to that effect.)

i'm assuming the error message is actually telling me something
else, but i've not run into this before. any ideas? perhaps i
should have made a backup of each partition individually instead of
the whole drive? is there something weird about win7-64 that i
have not seen before? (windows is not my os, so i'm sure there is
something.)


thanks.

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sloscheider
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Re: won't restore win7-64 partition on ssd

Postby sloscheider » Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:29 am

I'm guessing you are (or were a month ago...) trying to move your system from a traditional mechanical hard drive to the SSD? Given that it's saying /dev/hda1 I would guess the SSD is something like /dev/ssd1 - this is purely guesswork as I've never laid my grubby mitts on an SSD, yet....

I've received more or less the same error when going from a PATA drive to a SATA drive.

gobo
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Re: won't restore win7-64 partition on ssd

Postby gobo » Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:09 am

sloscheider wrote:I'm guessing you are (or were a month ago...) trying to move your system from a traditional mechanical hard drive to the SSD? Given that it's saying /dev/hda1 I would guess the SSD is something like /dev/ssd1 - this is purely guesswork as I've never laid my grubby mitts on an SSD, yet....

I've received more or less the same error when going from a PATA drive to a SATA drive.


it was an ssd drive, but i was trying to restore back to the same drive. it was on a laptop and the enterprise is beginning to require disk encryption on laptop drives. this was the first ssd. the encryption did not work as i expected, so i thought it would be easier to just restore from my day-one ping image. bad assumption. win7 does some stuff i did not know about as i avoid windows as much as possible, laptops being the exception. in checking out clonezilla, it seems they have had similar issues with win7 and had to make adjustments.


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