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Re: Backing up Z500 Touch Hdd

2015-03-26, 3:26 AM

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Hi. I have followed the advice in message 29 and have gotten the one key recovery to work. However upon choosing the backup file it said program cannot restore the system partition becase there is not enough space in the hard drive. I dont get it. The backup file is about 600+gb but my remaining space is upwards of 800gb

600 gb is quite large and there are reports that OKR may not work. Also the program has a default size of 100 GB for C and the about 800 GB for D. You can try to modify the create.ini files to put the configuration to the orignal sizes and see if you can restore your backup. See message 94 on what to change.

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Re: Backing up Z500 Touch Hdd

2015-04-27, 0:37 AM

Could you help me figure out what size I need my C drive to be please as I have not been able to calculate it correctly. I have a 250gb SSD drive and I am following your Replacement Guide with OKR 8.0 Functionality Revision 2.2. I see how you have 64.5 for C in your 120gb example what would my create.ini values be for a 250gb drive as my C partition would be bigger as my SSD is larger. Thank you very much for your help the volume and capacity difference is really confusing.

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Re: Backing up Z500 Touch Hdd

2015-04-27, 3:32 AM

@sammiecat:

 

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Re: Backing up Z500 Touch Hdd

2015-04-27, 13:44 PM

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Thank you very much for the help.

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Re: Backing up Z500 Touch Hdd

2015-04-27, 15:07 PM

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Thank you very much for the help.


You're welcome and good luck!

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Re: Backing up Z500 Touch Hdd

2015-08-05, 16:49 PM
Hello guys :)
I was searching for this post for a long time, and I stuck with my problem since now 2 weeks.
I made an update of windows 10 and unfortunately now the lenovo recovery part won't boot when I hit F11.
All partitions are good and safe nothing moved, I followed your tutorial on how create a usb device to boot the recovery and I did everything correctly and how it is mentioned by I doesn't work somehow I can't boot to the usb device, I tried using diskpart KO.
Rufus in UEFI Boot but got a error message. I become mad with that **bleep**. Can you please help me. What to do and what have you got in your EFI and Boot folders? Thanks.
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Re: A DIY Project: Creating a bootable OKR 8 Recovery USB Flash Drive

2015-12-02, 5:22 AM

Just wondering if there is a way to check that the bootable OKR 8 Recovery USB Flash Drive is working without causing a wipe of the HDD and the system. I have followed all your instructions and am now preparing to create partitions on my too-large C drive.

 

Thank you very much!

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Re: A DIY Project: Creating a bootable OKR 8 Recovery USB Flash Drive

2015-12-02, 13:29 PM

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Just wondering if there is a way to check that the bootable OKR 8 Recovery USB Flash Drive is working without causing a wipe of the HDD and the system. I have followed all your instructions and am now preparing to create partitions on my too-large C drive.

 

Thank you very much!


If you are referring to the original hdd, I'm afraid the answer is no. A walk around is to just use a blank hdd in place of your original hdd (this would require you to open your unit). If it installs the OS including the OKR feature using the flash drive then you know it is working. It is not necessarily of the same size hdd since you can just edit the create.ini file.

 

BTW, I've seen your question regarding the accessing of PBR_DRV through Ubuntu in another post. There is no mounting process to be done. All partitions in your hdd are treated by Ubuntu/Linux as folders. So you can just access the folder in question and open it up to copy the files.

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Re: A DIY Project: Creating a bootable OKR 8 Recovery USB Flash Drive

2015-12-03, 0:37 AM
Thank you so much for your replies. Just a quick question, in the create.ini file, 100000 stands for 100 GB, correct? So if I wanted a C partition with 200 GB, I'd just have to replace it with 200000?

Regarding PBR_DRV, I did a lot of Googling and learned that when Windows shuts down, it simply hibernates several drives, including Windows_08, LENOVO and PBR_DRV. That is why they could not be mounted when I booted into Linux. I applied a workaround that was effective, however, and was ultimately able to extract the contents of PBR_DRV and make my own bootable flash drive. Thank you very much for the instructions.
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Re: A DIY Project: Creating a bootable OKR 8 Recovery USB Flash Drive

2015-12-03, 12:43 PM

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Thank you so much for your replies. Just a quick question, in the create.ini file, 100000 stands for 100 GB, correct? So if I wanted a C partition with 200 GB, I'd just have to replace it with 200000?

Regarding PBR_DRV, I did a lot of Googling and learned that when Windows shuts down, it simply hibernates several drives, including Windows_08, LENOVO and PBR_DRV. That is why they could not be mounted when I booted into Linux. I applied a workaround that was effective, however, and was ultimately able to extract the contents of PBR_DRV and make my own bootable flash drive. Thank you very much for the instructions.

Here is the formula that I use to exactly display the desired value using disk management:

 

(desired value to be displayed x1000) x 1.024 = value to be typed in in create.ini.

 

Example: Using your example of desired value of 200 GB

 

You should type in = (200 x 1000) x 1.024 = 204800

 

Why the 1.024? You may dig this up in google. The hint is that the prefix use in kilo actually is 1.024 Kilo.

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