Partition error trying to image a Win 7 laptop in PING!

By mholmes
Aug 22, 2011
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  1. We are using PING (Partimage Is Not Ghost) with a PXE server and we've imaged a master Windows 7 PC using PING and are trying to clone it out to 8 others. When we make the original image, we choose all partitions in the Dell laptop (there are 3 partitions: sda1, sda2 and sda3). When we try to make the first clone, it fails during cloning and PING gives us this error:

    The second argument [/dev/sda3] must be a valid device (ex: /dev/hda1)

    I cannot for the life of me figure out why this is failing! I would appreciate any advice!

    Mike
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,684   +153

    Have you fully read this?
    PING How To

    and made sure that the drives are all formatted and partitioned before you start?
  3. mholmes

    mholmes Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Yes they are. The problem is not a familiarity with PING issue as we have been using it for a long time. It is instead a problem only in trying it with Win7 and these new dells


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