01-28-2012 09:27 AM
01-28-2012 09:31 AM - edited 01-28-2012 09:35 AM
EDIT: I should probably have looked at timestamps before quick replying as now it's all confused.
Dave, that's great, thanks for trying that out.
We are running different subversions of OKR, but I expect that is probably not significant.
When you ran the recovery discs, just to clarify, you booted off them? Do you have 2 or 3 discs? (The software says it needs 3, but often seems to only require 2 which is also true in my case).
Now my curiosity is again piqued and I'm tempted to image my drive and have a go at this also just to confirm... but the flipside is it looks painless if mine also works this way!
EDIT: OKR (or the core at least) seems to be written by Cyberlink
01-28-2012 03:00 PM
Thanks for clarifying that.
I use an Apricorn Drivewire to clone with and and the software pretty much takes over and resizes partitions according to the size of the drive and what's on each partition, unless I manually choose the sizes. I'm not familiar with Ghost or Acronis. The restore software is Cyberlink.
Yeh, I booted from them. It took me awhile because the discs don't like my Memorex DVD drive. I had to use a slow no-name drive to do this with. It took about 1 1/2 hrs. to restore with the discs. I have 3 discs but the 3rd one burned real fast, so I don't think there's much on there. I understand that if it only burns 2, that's okay.
I was kind of suprised that there were no surprises.
01-28-2012 03:01 PM
The number of OKR discs required (2 or 3) when creating a "Factory Recovery" set, has been a mystery for many users.
To me, it appears to be a matter of "when" you create the discs. If you create the discs, right out of the box, before you start deleting programs, and other things you don't need, the Factory Recovery set requires, and will write to, 3 discs.
If you create your OKR discs, after you have "messed" with, and deleted what you consider bloatware, it requires, and will write to 2 discs.
Before you say, well Duh... I'm just sayin, if you "really" want to create an image of the factory shipped software, and drivers, you should create the recovery discs ASAP. You can always create another set, after you have made your mods. If some other expert, knows that this reasoning is wrong, please set me right, and let all of us know why.
I created my Y470 recovery discs, on the first start up boot, and it wrote to 3 discs. I've compared my 3 discs structure, to another users 2 discs, who didn't write his discs until after he deleted some of the bloatware. The only difference between 2, and 3 discs, were the number of Backup.### files contained. The 2 discs in his recovery set contained less than Backup.080. Mine had up to Backup.108, which required a 3rd disc.
Here is my 3 disc OKR Factory Recovery structure:
Backup.000 through Backup.038
Backup.039 through Backup.080
Backup.081 through Backup.108
And one file with a number code, containing 0Kbs
I hope this helps explain why some users have 3, and others 2 discs.
01-29-2012 09:13 AM
05-08-2012 03:31 PM - edited 05-08-2012 03:32 PM
I went through most of the thread and here's my question. If the repartioning operation can be dangerous, lead to some errors then what do you recommend to do?
An over 650 GB system partition is ridiculous. What if I will have to restore the system because of some serious problem? What will I do with all of the data stored on the drive? Just forget about the 500 GB's of data? Buy an external HDD for backup? There's no way I will do that ofc.
I'm open for any suggestions.
05-08-2012 04:53 PM
There's no easy answer to your questions.
Hard drives fail, sometimes with little to no warning. The safest way is to burn a set of restore discs and save a full backup to an external hard drive. Doing a backup on your internal hard drive is fine, but what if the drive fails?
There's a big thread stickied at the top of this board about repartitioning and OneKey working and not working. There seems to be some solutions, but I haven't tried any of them. You might want to check that out.
05-08-2012 06:54 PM
I realize that the average person tosses away the DVD's with the box or is just unable to figure out a reinstall, but......
Half of ths forum is related to issues with hidden recovery partitions. The first thing I did after unboxing my IdeaPad was burn recovery disks, and for bad karma, it didn't work.
Those included, silver coasters of yesteryear that used to be OEM, would save a magnitude of time & headache.
05-09-2012 03:47 AM
As an other fellow member has posted regularly,
Allow me to quote:
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
There's a reason for everything being there and as it is, and when the issues start rising,
your warranties are not gonna like
These aren't ikea build it yourself products, a lot of intelligent people put these products together, i have reason to believe they know what they're doing...
05-09-2012 05:26 AM - edited 05-09-2012 05:27 AM
up to a point, i would totally agree,
Where on earth or rather what is the logic of the current setup of the partitions.?
Which bright spark at Lenovo and elsewhere,thought it to be totally appropriate,
to give the majority of space to C:,
while giving a pittance to D:?
And as if that wasn't enough,then they make sure that OKR,
will give you headaches,if you try to redress the balance!
İntelligent people my foot!