Clone Windows 7 to new drive with Ubuntu/NTFSClone
Thanks for all of the great utilities.
I have been trying to clone a Windows 7 partition to be used for application to other drives.
First, I copied the BCD and accompanying data to the system partition from the 100 meg "hidden" partition that was created when Win7 was installed following steps found here:http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/kb/article.php?id=409
I booted into Win7 just fine after applying those steps.
Then, in Ubuntu, I saved the now bootable/active Win7 partition to the NTFSClone image format.
We will call the drive that has Win7 on it, /dev/sda
I wipe /dev/sda, create a new NTFS partition and use NTFSClone to apply the image back to /dev/sda. It's the same drive because I just want to get this working before moving to other drives.
Next, I tried to write a MBR with the following:
sudo lilo -M /dev/sda mbr
sudo install-mbr -i n -p D -t 0 /dev/sda
sudo dd if=/usr/lib/syslinux/mbr.bin of=/dev/sda
I tried all 3 at different times and none worked. When I try to boot into windows I get errors such as 0xc000000e "Missing or corrupt winload.exe"
I can view the disk and partition in Ubuntu and see the files/folders that were cloned.
Any help is greatly appreciated as I've been trying to get this working for a week straight. Also, if you need any more info I'll gladly try to provide it.