[clug] Thinkpad T40 dual boot problems

Andrew Janke a.janke at gmail.com
Mon Oct 27 05:23:53 GMT 2008

On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 4:05 PM, Jason Stokes <glasper9 at yahoo.com.au> wrote:
> I'm having trouble setting up a dual boot system on my IBM Thinkpad T40.  It has been upgraded to a 120 GB hard drive, and as part of the upgrade, the Hidden Protected Area of the original disk (the system recovery area) was copied over to the new drive using the Fiesta utility, and Windows installed from that.  That worked fine, but I have discovered that if I try to install Ubuntu by resizing the NTFS partition created by the Windows installer, the partition resizer in the Ubuntu installer appears to corrupt both the NTFS partition /and/ the recovery area.

Hi Jason,

I remember having the exact same troubles with my T42 (corrupted NTFS
partitions). In my case I finally got sick of it after a few attempts
so I did this:

1. Booted into windows
2. Created "rescue and recovery media" using the
Lenovo/Thinkpad/Thinkvantage tools
3. Nuked disk
4. Installed windows using recovery media
5. Installed Ubuntu.

Been a happy chap every since.  I realise that this doesn't solve your
current problem but at least you now know you are not alone!


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