On 14/10/2010 04:43 πμ, Tom H wrote: > On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 9:11 PM, Mark Allums <email@example.com> wrote: > >> On 10/13/2010 6:43 PM, Tom H wrote: >> >>> On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 9:56 AM, Preston Boyington >>> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >>> >>>> Ogya Chief wrote: >>>> >>>>> At this stage there is no data to backup. If there is any other thing I >>>>> can backup, please let me know. >>>>> >>>> Since most newer computers don't come with a Restore disc, I would >>>> suggest >>>> burning the Restore partition and any associated "utility" partition to a >>>> DVD. Usually it fits on one. That way if your hard drive goes belly up >>>> later you can slap a new one in and put the machine back to a factory >>>> state >>>> if you wish. >>>> >>> Don't all boxes ship with a utility to create restore DVDs from the >>> restore partition?! >>> >> Often, they do, yes. Typically, it allows exactly one copy to be created, >> so, ensure that good media is used, and follow instructions to the letter. >> Once that copy is attempted, no more are allowed. >> > You can mess with the registry to make another set of recovery disks > if the first set is damaged or unduplicated This is really unneeded. What I do on friend's laptops with pre-installed Win7 and no recovery disks (just a recovery partition) who want to install ubuntu or some other linux distro is this: I boot Clonezilla, I open a shell, I delete the recovery partition (using fdisk/cfdisk) and then I take a good compressed disk snapshot on an external usb disk. Then, install debian/ubuntu on the 10Gigs of the recovered space of the ex-recovery partition.
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