Cannot boot from ghosted partition
Posted on 2006-11-15
Here is my problem: a customer was running out of space on C: on his Dell PowerEdge 1400SC server. The first SCSI hard drive had 3 partitions: a Dell Utility partition, the boot/system partition (c:) and a data partition on d:.
The second drive was not being used, so I created two partitions on that drive, and e: and an f: in the disk management utility. I created the e: partition with 10gb of space available and d: with the rest (both drives are 32gb scsi hard drives).
I then booted from a Norton Ghost boot disk and cloned c: to e: and d: to f: I then disconnected the cable to the first hard drive and attempted to boot from the second drive and...nothing. I considered modifying the boot.ini file but I wasn't comfortable doing that. It is a production server and so I didn't want to have more downtime than necessary in case it didn't work.