Need help restoring a hfs+ image

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ananth
2014-07-23
2014-07-31
  • ananth

    ananth - 2014-07-23

    Months back, from a dying hard drive, I managed to do a backup using clonezilla of my hfs+ Mac Lion partition. The image now resides on my external hdd.

    Now on my new hdd, I have created a partition formatted as hfs+, here is my fdisk output:
    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 2048 195311615 97654784 83 Linux
    /dev/sda2 195313662 1722839039 763762689 5 Extended
    Partition 2 does not start on physical sector boundary.
    /dev/sda3 1722839040 1953523711 115342336 af HFS / HFS+
    /dev/sda5 195313664 203216895 3951616 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda6 203218944 593842175 195311616 83 Linux
    /dev/sda7 593844224 1013274623 209715200 83 Linux

    When I try to restore my image onto the newly created sda3, it never gets listed as the target partition. Once I select the image from the external HDD, in the next step when I select the target partition sda3 does not show up - it shows only sda1, sda6 and sda7.

    What am I missing? Please help, with great difficulty I managed to get a Mac Lion set up and backed up, if I am unable to restore it would be a lot of effort gone to waste.

    Thanks,
    Ananth

     
  • ananth

    ananth - 2014-07-26

    Can someone please help?

     
  • Fuchs

    Fuchs - 2014-07-27

    Can you make an attachment of the 'blkdev.list' in your image ?
    The new partitions should be equal or greater than the old one.
    Are there any differences of the partition names /dev/sd.. between 'blkdev.list' and fdisk output ?

     
  • ananth

    ananth - 2014-07-29

    I am sorry for the late reply - I gave up for awhile :(
    Trying to get some help on the free node chat, no luck :(
    Attaching the file herewith

    The folder size of the image on my external hdd is 100.1 GB and the sda3 is 110 GB, so that I guess should be ok.

     
  • ananth

    ananth - 2014-07-29

    Oh there are some differences. The blkdev list is my old hdd from which I picked up the image. This is a new hdd. Should I modify this file? How should I do that?

     
    Last edit: ananth 2014-07-29
  • Fuchs

    Fuchs - 2014-07-29

    Don't forget my second line:
    "The new partitions should be equal or greater than the old one."
    The new partition sda3 (110 GB) should be about > 146 GB (of the 'blkdev.list' of your old image).
    You can it make with gparted live. And then restore all.

     
  • ananth

    ananth - 2014-07-29

    Fuchs,
    How did you get the 146 GB figure? The size of the image folder is 100.1 GB. I am lost now.

    Also how should I modify the blkdev list file? Can you please explain to me in a littlre more detail, I am very new to this

    Thanks

     
  • ananth

    ananth - 2014-07-29

    146 G is sda3.
    sda5 is the hfs+ partition in blkdev list which is 100 G, so the sizes should be ok.

    Am I missing something?

     
  • Fuchs

    Fuchs - 2014-07-29

    In your case use e.g. 'gparted live' to set the new partition sizes (equal or greater than the old one) with the identical names /dev/sd..
    And then 'clonezila restoredisk'.

    More details can you find in
    http://clonezilla.org/clonezilla-live-doc.php
    and with
    'Searching' top left in the forum site.

     
  • ananth

    ananth - 2014-07-29

    So if I understand you correctly, the blkdev list need not be changed - I have to make the partition name match what is in the file, right?

    I am assuming the sizes are ok.

    What exactly do you want me to search for in forum site, sorry I am little confused about that....

    thanks for all the help

    Ananth

     
  • ananth

    ananth - 2014-07-30

    I really do need help. In my current hdd the swap is called sda5. As per your instructions I have to rename sda3 (my newly partitioned hfs+) to sda5 (the one that matches the blkdev list partition name).
    But I am not sure how to do this. Can I have two partitions with the same name or should I rename swap first and then the hfs+? I am not able to find any help on this in the sources you have linked to.

    Can you please help, Fuchs?

    Thanks and sorry for coming back again

    Ananth

     

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