On Monday 24 May 2004 14:44, Lee Baker wrote:
I'm trying to image a 20G drive containing XP Pro
(NTFS) to a single
file on a Linux receiver and then transimt this image back to the same
XP box to test things are working ok.
I can create the image with no problems (no compression used) and then
udpcast the image back to the same machine it was taken from. When I
reboot this machine I get "A disk read error occurred - Press
Ctrl+Al+Del to restart"
I've tried several times with no success - anyone got any ideas or
managed to get this to work?
Even the XP disk will not boot to allow repair - PC just hangs after it
has started inspecting setup.
Weird. Do you image the whole disk (all partitions, /dev/hda), or just
the partition containing XP (such as, for example /dev/hda1)?
Are you sure you use the same compression settings for taking the
image, and restoring it?
Are you still able to do a complete install of XP (rather than
repair...), or is that also not working?
Could you also send me the first couple of sectors from that image
(may be obtained with "dd if=image bs=512 count=50 of=first_sectors",
and then mail me first_sectors)