I had a particularly difficult situation with a damaged Ubuntu 10.04.
Here is how I solved the cloning.
1) I booted with a CD of puppy linux. and I cloned the Ubuntu partition with pmirror.
2) I ran grub4dos (the latest version)
3) Type 'bklid' in terminal to find the identification number(UUID) of the
4) In the destination partition I opened /boot/grub.cfg with a text editor.
Note : there is a warning to not edit this file, but disregard this.
Using your text editor do a replacement of the old identification number
(UUID) with the new identification number several times.
It's simple to do.
5) To avoid having trouble with mounting other hard drives (partitions)
you should edit the /etc/fstab file in the destination partition.
For instance here is how I modified my fstab file. Note that I commented
out all lines except one. Now Ubuntu won't try to mount any disks except
the Ubuntu install. Note : if you know how to edit fstab properly then go ahead
and do it however this is the simplest method.
6) Now when I boot the computer I choose 'Advanced menu'
and 'Find Grub2'. I wait around 15 seconds and another menu
pops up. I choose 'Restart X' and I get to Ubuntu desktop.
Use the 'mount' command in the terminal to mount other partitions.
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