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Executive summary: I have five partitions, and all are (seemingly) correctly backed up.
The partition table is incorrectly saved, then restored leading to a failed restore.
I have a Win-7 machine (HP Mini) running as supplied. When I take a full image it lists four partitions (and they are wrong). It then correctly backs up five partitions. On restore it creates the wrong partitions (naturally) and then fails (natch).
# cat parts # this is good
sda1 sda2 sda3 sda4 sda5
# cat sda-pt.sf # this looks bad
# partition table of /dev/sda
/dev/sda1 : start= 63, size= 1985, Id=42
/dev/sda2 : start= 2048, size= 614400, Id=42, bootable
/dev/sda3 : start= 616448, size=189003776, Id=42
/dev/sda4 : start=189620224, size=435520176, Id=42
# cat sda-pt.parted # this looks bad
Model: ATA WDC WD3200BEKT-6 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 625142448s
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
1 63s 2047s 1985s primary
2 2048s 616447s 614400s primary ntfs boot
3 616448s 189620223s 189003776s primary ntfs
4 189620224s 625140399s 435520176s primary
However, partitions as identified and backed up look correct.
Machine: HP Mini 5102
Is this a known problem with clonezilla?
Is there a correct way to do the restore?
I now have an empty disk (I did also take a full dd, this is a cz restore test) and am ready to experiment (I started using a new laptop).
BTW, I probably could do this manually by either creating the pt or fixing sda-pt.sf
(or whichever file is used), but apart from the actual sizes I do not know the exact
layout of the partitions.
"The partition table is incorrectly saved, then restored leading to a failed restore." -> What were the error messages?