I’m trying to restore a laptop from a HDD failure. I have a HDD that is the same size as the previous one installed in the laptop.
I have both Image and File backups of the laptop, checked on urbackup server. The VHDZ images mount and allow to download files.
after I boot up the restore usb urbackup image, I get only to restore something called “kb-restore”, although the computer I wanted is named KASIA. I cannot even see this kb-restore on the disk in any other case. The files for KASIA are there, the KASIA computer name is also displayed in the list after I log in into the admin panel.
I can create the partition table myself and then try to recreate the bootloader using windows install media. It would be nice to be able to dig out the original partition tables type and partitions geometry from the MBR files.
would it be OK to just “dd” the file over the drive? Or load GPT data from a file using gparted?