4974: Disk Cloning Corrupts Linux Loader

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Reactivate Linux loader after the cloning

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Symptoms

  1. You have Linux operating system with a Linux loader installed. As a variant, you may also have Windows installed on one partition, and Linux operating system with a Linux loader installed on another partition;
  2. Using Acronis software, you clone the disk to a new one;
  3. After cloning, the new disk fails to boot into Linux operating system.

Cause

Cloning a disk with proportional or manual resizing to fit the new disk changes the sector number of where the Linux loader is installed.

Solution

Reactivate the Linux loader after cloning. See Reactivating Linux Loaders (GRUB, LILO).

More information

See also Having Acronis Startup Recovery Manager and GRUB or LILO at the Same Time.

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