[clug] Thinkpad T40 dual boot problem

Jason Stokes glasper9 at yahoo.com.au
Tue Oct 28 02:09:37 GMT 2008

Hal Ashburner said:

I upgraded my t42 harddrive a couple of years ago.
iirc I created recovery cds for windows from within windows, backed up the
data, installed the new disk, partitioned it how I liked it. Installed
windows from the cds, 'restored' the backed up data. Installed my distro of
choice which has never been ubuntu and never will be ;)

Dunno how useful that is to you. Probably not very given the way you're
going with it.

Well, I'd be happy to do it that way, except the T40 doesn't appear to have an
option to create recovery CDs.  I think I will try re-partitioning the drive again,
this time in xp (DiskPart is the command I think) and running the install program 
from the recovery area one more time.  My problem is that the built-in xp install
routine seems to expect a particular partition lay out, and when create the
partitions with Fdisk it doesn't seem to like it.  

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