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Impossible to read MBR from disk

Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:48 pm
by solo.watanabe
Hi all
I have Centos 5 installed in a raid5 ext3 partition;
I am trying to backup the partition, i get the message "Impossible to read MBR from disk". I am using sysrescd 1.3.3
The Centos works perfectly, so there is not any problem with the mbr.

I am saving the backup file into a usb disk with ntfs filesystem.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance

Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 6:54 pm
by feffer
If you can bypass the error message, you might be able to save and restore the MBR separately, and get it to work. However, IMO Partimage is not the best bet for a raid setup. It is not actively being developed and is better suited for creating partition images from non-raid disks. You might have better luck with a paid app like Acronis or Norton Ghost. Also the free CL app dd should work.