Clonezilla to image SSD fails with MBR/GPT mismatch

29 Aug 2011
Windows 7 Pro 64-bit is successfully installed on a 128Gb SSD drive (ADATA SP900). 'Computer Management' confirms the partition style is MBR for this drive.

When using Clonezilla to take a backup image of this drive, my preferred backup method, it reports the following error: "This disk contains mismatched GPT and MBR partition: /dev/sda"

As I do not use the GPT partition system, is there a 'safe' fix that will not result in a loss of data please?

Thanks in advance.
29 Aug 2011
Problem solved

If anyone is interested, using the command line mode in Clonezilla, I removed the GPT components using gdisk:

# sudo gdisk /dev/sda
GPT fdisk (gdisk) version 0.7.2

Partition table scan:
MBR: MBR only
BSD: not present
APM: not present
GPT: present

Found valid MBR and GPT. Which do you want to use?
1 - MBR
2 - GPT
3 - Create blank GPT

Your answer: 1
Command (? for help): x

Expert command (? for help): z
About to wipe out GPT on /dev/sda. Proceed? (Y/N): y
GPT data structures destroyed! You may now partition the disk using fdisk or
other utilities.
Blank out MBR? (Y/N): n <--- do NOT choose Y!
MBR is unchanged. You may need to delete an EFI GPT (0xEE) partition
with fdisk or another tool.

All working now and Clonezilla runs without errors.
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