My Dell computer died and Clonezilla-live worked on it just fine
using Clonezilla-live v.2.2.4-12-i686-pae.iso. I have been using
Clonezilla-live for years with minimal problems.
I had a new computer made with a Gigabyte mb. This computer has
fits when I run Clonezilla. I downloaded Clonezilla-live v.2.3
.1-18-i686-pae.iso to see if it made any difference. It did not
do anything. Windows just started. I have added the error message
that Clonezilla gave running V.2.2.4-12-i686-pae.iso.
It appears that there is some problem with GPT versus the MBR.
Since I am a windows guy I have no idea what you are talking
about in the ERROR MESSAGE below let alone fixing it. I used
disk management to determine if the computer is using MBR or
GPT. The computer is using MBR as far as I can tell.
When you respond Please be specific with any instructions you
give as I am a Windows guy and Linuz is a mystery to me.
Here are my specs and I will supply any information you ask for.
Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, Gigabyte MB, all windows updates, ESET SS,
8G ram, Nvidia and Intel i5.
selected device [sda] found!
the selected devices: sda
this disk contains mismatched GPT and MBR partition: /dev/sda
it will confuse Clonezilla and might make saved image useless or fail to clone the disk
you can use gdisk or sgdisk to fix this issue.
THERE is more but I think this is enough for you to see the problem.
I would donate to Clonezilla if you would accept Paypal. My
donation has been turned down because of Paypal.
Sure hope someone can help me.
Please help with this problem.
As of now I have no disaster backup.
Other backup programs out there don't have a decent disaster backup.
Since your /dev/sda has mismatched GPT and MBR partition, and you mention you are sure your disk is only using MBR, you should wipe the GPT table. It's a risk, though.
Backup important data before you continue the following steps. All the data on the disk may be gone if something goes wrong. Therefore be careful.
1. Boot Clonezilla live
2. Enter command line prompt
3. sudo -i
4. sgdisk -z /dev/sda
(Make sure /dev/sda is the disk containing mismatched GPT and MBR partition.)
THANK YOU STEVEN! Your answer was clear and accurate. You had clear instructions telling the user exactly what to do and it worked perfect.
OK, it's good to know you can follow that to solve your issue there.
Same problem here, this worked well! Thanks!
Thank you for answering Steven.
I have no idea how to do this:
"Make sure /dev/sda is the disk containing mismatched GPT and MBR partition"
Since I have no backup I hesitate.
Well, this is only can be done there. It's not easy for us to make sure that for you remotely.
So I mentioned you should backup (copy) important files, if you still want to go on.
I got it to work.
It is caused by Windows 7 using the MBR in the BIOS and Windows 10 using
GPT. Clonezilla-live doesn't like this. I doubt I will try Windows 10
again until I can scrap Windows 7. Lost a lot of time because of this.
Thought you might be interested.
As a side note, you don't actually have to reboot after you do the sgdisk -z /dev/sda
If you go into gparted and select the drive you were going to use to save your image and unmount it, you can just do the sgdisk trick and then rerun clonezilla again without a reboot. I've done this countless times and it's been fine that way.
As another side note it is possible to boot windows 7 as EFI, gpt disk, however you must manually disable vga in bcd and the registry, and inject a graphics driver, otherwise you will get a blank screen. So it would be possible to dual boot windows 7 and 10 with pure gpt disk.
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