Imaging a Windows OS
Posted on 2008-10-19
Hello, my problem was this, I was given a brand new Dell PowerEdge 1950 to work with. It has the perc6i raid controller. The server came with 80GB drives and we had some people install a few things on them and then decided to upgrade them to 160GB drives.
So my plan was this, put the 160 in, sync the array put the other drive in sync it again then grow the partitions all is well... NO didn't work that way. It limited me to the 80GB because that is what the array was built at and the perc6i will not allow the array to grow on the fly. So what I had thought was create an array with the 160's because when you create an array it wipes the data. So create the array, then take the 80 GB use Ghost 4 Linux, duplicate the drive and its partitions and put the 160 in then grow the partition all is well... NO. It creates a dupe of the drive partitions and all but when I go to boot from it, it gives me the "ntoskrnl.exe missing or corrupted" and I read that this was an MBR problem but I looked at the boot.ini file and it looks exactly the same as the old drive. HELP! any help would most appreciated.