Clone upload fails with "Invalid Partition Data" error.
Liam Kelly last edited by
I ran into this problem on the very first laptop I tried to create an image from. The system stalled at “using hard drive /dev/sda” and using the debug upload option I got an interesting error that I could find no reference to in the forums.
I don’t remember the exact error message but I do know that it referenced “invalid partition data” and not “invalid partition table”.
It turns out this error is caused but installing an MBR on a GPT drive which left a damaged GPT table (partially overwritten), and while Windows 7 will happily ignore it, FOG will not. Since I needed to get an image from this machine I booted up into Clonezilla, who also balked at this error, but did give me the fix. Dropping down to the console I performed a sgdisk -z /dev/sda, which removes the GPT partition table without touching the MBR (YMMV). Now this does have a chance of resulting in some data loss, in my case it worked perfectly. After that it was smooth sailing with FOG.
Just thought I would share my experience in case anyone else runs ito this issue.
homebunny last edited by
Thanks for posting, saved me lots of time
Oliver Lubek last edited by
Thanks Liam, actually helped us out a lot.