|Greg Helledy on 24 May 2016 17:34:18 -0700|
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|[PLUG] Backing up recovery partitions to a USB device, making bootable|
I want to get these off the SSD and onto a USB drive to free up over 11 GB of space before I partition the drive yet more and try to squeeze another OS onto it (the SSD came with a total of 5 partitions).
The windows system tool for creating a "recovery image" fails. Searching for it turns up pages of complaints on MS boards that the tool doesn't work on Dell products. I tried it with two different USB drives on different ports on the machine and cannot create a recovery image for my computer.
Trying something else, I've copied the 2 partitions to a USB drive with GParted, and tried setting first one, then the other, with the "bootable" flag. Unfortunately, when I try to boot with the USB drive, I get a "no operating system found" error.
I guess I need to put a bootloader on the USB? I looked into doing that with System Recovery CD but the directions focus on chroot, under the assumption that you have a working linux install on the drive you want to install GRUB on. Is it possible to install GRUB on a drive that doesn't have linux on it? How could I do that?
Or am I doing this wrong, is there a better way to make the drive bootable? -- Greg Helledy GRA, Incorporated P: +1 215-884-7500 F: +1 215-884-1385 www.gra.aero ___________________________________________________________________________ Philadelphia Linux Users Group -- http://www.phillylinux.org Announcements - http://lists.phillylinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug-announce General Discussion -- http://lists.phillylinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug