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drixomanbeta
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R&R 4.21 not enough space to install

Hi

 

For some reason R&R keep telling me I don't have enough space on my "Boot sector" to install.  I checked the readme and it said I need 1.5GB. I have 2 separate partition, C: for loading purposes and D: for Windows XP and some leftover space maybe for Linux. I configured C: for at least 2.0 GB (end up being 1.99) and I still have 1.88GB leftover so it should be enough?   I formatted C: in FAT (not in FAT32) thinking I might need it to be like that for Linux stuff.  Maybe that's why R&R complain?

 

Thanks.

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JoeyZhang
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Re: R&R 4.21 not enough space to install

When and where did the R&R give you the message "Not enough space"?

 

I am confuse which OS you are using, XP or Linux?

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drixomanbeta
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Re: R&R 4.21 not enough space to install

[ Edited ]

sorry for the confusion...too much information

 

I'm using XP Sp2. I am thinking of dual booting linux but the fact is RR doesn't even install in xp.  If I put in linux it will probably increase complexity greatly. So for the time being let's deal only with Windows.

 

It show the warning after it extracted/read the installation package stuff...(there is a copy of the installation file in C:smileyhappy:.  I even tried reformat/reinstall xp so now I only have one partition of XP but it still give me the error.  (of course I am implying that my system is not pre-loaded and I wiped my disk long ago, but I don't think that's the problem is it?)

 

Specifically this warning appear (mine is in Chinese but it's the same message) : “There is not enough free space in the boot sector to install R&R.”

 

I also found this similar discussion: http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=85090

Although I am not experienced in this subject to know that the boot sectors size can be even modified?  so rather messing with gparted I like to know what's the problem/what to do before I anything.

 

Thanks.

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JoeyZhang
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Re: R&R 4.21 not enough space to install

If it's avaliable, please post a snapshot of your disk partition. Start->run-> type "diskmgmt.msc", then catch the picture in this box. I'd like to give you my idea on this issue.

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drixomanbeta
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Re: R&R 4.21 not enough space to install

Note that I recently reformatted my drive into one huge (149gb partition) --don't know if you caught that in my previous post edit-- however I still get the same error...

 

Sorry the following picture is in chinese so...

 

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2739/4501679668_e1f849ced6_o.jpg

 

here is the required disk managament summary

 

 

 

 

 

 

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JoeyZhang
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Re: R&R 4.21 not enough space to install

No problem, I am Chinese native-speaker.

 

Could you please answer the follow questions:

 

1. what is your computer Model? XXXX-XXX in the behind of machine. it looks like your computer is not a new one.

 

2. Which the RNR version  do you use? RnR 3.1 or RnR 4.1 or RnR 4.21( I am sure that you could not use RnR 4.3  for it only is used in Win7)

 

3. If it is ok ,please catch the pic when RnR give you a error message.

 

Thank you

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drixomanbeta
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Re: R&R 4.21 not enough space to install

Model Number:  T500 2242-CTO

 

R&R version 4.21

 

here is the error image

 

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2750/4501752574_59f9264d33_o.jpg

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JoeyZhang
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Re: R&R 4.21 not enough space to install


drixomanbeta wrote:

Model Number:  T500 2242-CTO

 

R&R version 4.21

 

here is the error image

 

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2750/4501752574_59f9264d33_o.jpg


It's obviously that your MBR have problem. I suggest that you download CleanMBR32.exe from Lenovo.

 

I am sorry that  I don't find the file on Lenovo web. I can send the file by msn, please give me a private message.

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drixomanbeta
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Re: R&R 4.21 not enough space to install

So how do I use this?

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JoeyZhang
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Re: R&R 4.21 not enough space to install

When you double click the file, it will uncompress to C:\IBMTOOLS\rrtools\MBR_CLEAN.

 

Double-click CleanMBR32.exe

 

In CMD, press Y