Clones of drives, living together, mass hysteria
May 24, 2012 10:30 AM Subscribe
Cloning a boot drive and then deleting the original drive? But if I boot with both plugged in, it boots from the original drive.
Possibly need to make a boot disk in Windows 7? Is this different now that we don't have floppies?
posted by RobotHero to computers & internet (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I had a 64GB SSD as my Windows boot drive. But it was running low on space, so I bought a 128GB SSD.
I used Clonezilla to clone the 64GB SSD to the 128GB SSD so I wouldn't have to reinstall everything, but maybe that's come around to bite me.
I want to boot from the 128GB but use the 64GB as a caching drive for an NLE. My problem is if I boot with both drives in, it boots from the 64GB drive and puts my 128GB drive offline because of a "signature collision."
If I just unplug the 64GB drive, it boots from the 128GB drive fine.
I thought I could make a boot disk and then clean the 64GB from there, but for some reason, on either a writable CD or Flash drive, the option to create a boot disk is greyed out.
What do I do so I can use both drives? I'm kind of hoping the answer isn't "reinstall everything from scratch."