This is what I know. Someone mislead you.
That method is a surefire way to break the disk to disk restore feature. If you feel it should work, let's find who told you to do this and let's get them to fix it.
All I can offer is how to recover (use the recovery media.)
And some (like you) take offense when they break the system and folk commiserate but can't fix it or supply the answer they want to read. Is this you? If so, I can remove my reply as penance and apologize.