this is a follow-up question to this thread.
Short version: I'm tring to make a script for creating an vmdk image from a running SLES like the one in ec2-bundle-vol for AWS.
I've already created the raw image with rsync an converted it to a vmdk using qemu-img.
However, the image is missing the MBR. The image is OK: if I use Acronis DD, I can see that the partition but the drive is missing the MBR. I cannot see the partitions in /proc/partitions using the SLES rescue disk. Therefore, I cannot just recreate the MBR using grub-install /dev/sda1.
How can I solve this problem? I thought of creating the MBR from scratch and then rescan for paritions using Acronis DD.