However, my first attempt at a restore leaves me unbootable and with what seems to be a corrupt partition table.
I'm running Partition Magic 4.6 downloaded yesterday (30 nov 09)
First I did savefs on the unmount root partition of Fedora, /dev/hda2 for PM, (/dev/sda2 when running fed.)
I want a clone of the initial installation to boot to in emergency (eg pkg update screws something)
I used gparted to create resize partitions above hda2 then did restfs to /dev/hda6 using mkfs-ext4 option
This completed without error but "refresh devices" is gparted showed the new partition was only half the size of the original. :?
Second thing I notice is that both have the same partition label.
Final anomally the partition /dev/hda7 showed as "unknown" fs type, despite having just been formatted ext4 as was hda6. (I suspect this to be related)
I thought it was odd that the restore should have changed the partition label but continued.
The reboot failed saying one of the fs had an error and dropped me to emergency console to fix it. I rebooted with making any changes at this time.
Back in P.M. liveCD environment I started gparted and tried to change the label (I suspected and identity crisis during boot). The rename failed. I dropped to command line to do it by hand.
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e2label /dev/hda6 clone
tune2fs -L '' /dev/hda6 fails to do anything either, though I hear a disk access labels don't change.
Can you see a way to correct this? It looks like two identical lables causes major low level confusion.