[clug] Thinkpad T40 dual boot problems

David Cottrill cottrill.david at gmail.com
Mon Oct 27 05:37:14 GMT 2008

Doesn't use 8MB of space at the end of the partition? Standard XP as far as
I can tell. It is a recurrent bug that I find.

Generally I think Jason is right,  the only real variance is that in my
opinion, for a Windows install you have to use the Windows tools to create
the base partition layout, and the NTFS partition for Windows. It just works
My usual partition table in a dual boot environment is
sda1 /boot
sda2 /windows (ntfs)
sda3 /
sda4 /swap
with Windows installed first. The Linux installer is made to work around
Windows, the Windows installer is not so kind.
The Ubuntu forums are usually great for this so by all means consult them.

On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 4:23 PM, Andrew Janke <a.janke at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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