Lion and Winclone

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jleach1, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. jleach1 macrumors newbie

    May 16, 2010
    I'm attempting to restore the winclone image i created before i clean-installed Lion.

    My original troubles came with winclone itself. I eventually found a plist hack that worked (i subsequently found out that someone had updated winclone with Lion support-- look for version 2.3).

    After getting winclone to actually start, i received an error saying NTFSprog was required...and boy was it fun looking for a version of that (I found source code and .tar files containing non self-running/installing thingy files, but couldn't for the life of me find a pre-compiled package that self-installed--i eventually did.).

    And now this brings me to the latest problem.
    Using the boot camp assistant i created a partition, and then chose the "Install Later" option when asked for the windows disk.

    I popped open winclone, started restoring the Winclone image (the image was 15 gigs -- my hard drive originally had 14 gigs of used space, and 51 free, so the partition that i backed up was 65 gigs).

    I started getting errors that my image was to large for the boot camp partition, so i erased the boot camp partition, added another few gigabytes, and the image FINALLY started to install.

    It made it about 95% of the way through before it pinged me and told me that there were errors...and that i should check the log file....the only problem is, I CANT FIND THE FREAKIN LOG FILES!!!!

    I'm about to start breaking noses. Gimme a hand please.

    (I understand that this is a long post just to find out where the log files are, however--as a techie myself, and as someone who has been building windows pc's and fixing them for 10+ years, i understand that it's MUCH MUCH better having too much info than too little. Also, if anyone is aware of, has a fix for, or is currently having the same problem as me, this conversation could develop a basis for a solution.
  2. bubba*nix macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2004
    Raleigh, NC
    Go back and check this out:

    I've updated this to fix some of the issues in the underlying code and included NTFSProgs into the dmg.

  3. fhall1, Aug 23, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2011

    fhall1 macrumors 68040


    Dec 18, 2007
    (Central) NY State of mind
    Is there a mirror for 2.3.1? I keep trying but can't connect to the link. I get to roaringapps ok, but can't get the download.

    EDIT: got the file this morning....must be my ISPs DNS finally decided it could find the domain after all.
  4. bubba*nix macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2004
    Raleigh, NC
    Not your problem; my provider has been having issues.
  5. rekhyt macrumors 65816

    Jun 20, 2008
    Part of the old MR guard.
    I've actually thought about this a while and thought of a possible solution for Winclone not working - what about cloning the windows partition onto a partition on an external hard drive, and then clone it back into bootcamp in Lion?

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