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Re: [ltp] X22 issues

On Saturday 15 December 2001 20:09, cameron.kerr@paradise.net.nz wrote:
> Quoting Ross Burton <ross.burton@mail.com>:
> > 2. I would like to keep Win2K and duel boot to Linux. What is the
> > easiest
> > way to duel-boot a Linux/Win2K machine?
> Simple, if its like my A22m, there will be two FAT32 partitions. Just
> resize these (with Partition Magic, or something else), and install
> Linux. You can safetly install lilo to the MBR, and boot Win2k using
> an entry in lilo.conf
> > 3. IBM have not provided a rescue disk but have instead used a
> > rescue partition, which is the strangest idea I've ever heard. What
> > if I need to
> > rescue the machine because the disk crashed? As you can imagine,
> > this is a
> > large partition (~750M) - does anyone know if it can be burnt onto
> > a couple
> > of CDs easily? Has anyone asked for rescue CDs from IBM?

IBM ships the X2x models by default without any CD-like devices. That's 
probably the reason they use a recovery partition. Of course IBM should 
ship the recovery CD as well.

> Are you in Australasia by any chance? They did the same to me. I
> think it has to do with Microsoft's attitude to us (they think we're
> a bunch of pirates). Still a very stupid idea though.

I tried a recovery CD for a Thinkpad 600E a while ago on a different 
computer. It didn't work. It seems the CDs are locked to the specific 
Thinkpad model they were built for.

> As for saving the SERVICE partition, mount it under Linux. See if has
> the programs in the root directory neccessary for booting
> (command.com is the only one I can think of right now). If it is,
> then copy the files onto two CD's, or use a multi-volume tar archive.
> Cameron Kerr

Michael Nordmeyer

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