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Reimaging my y530 from backup DVDs

2009-09-02, 22:27 PM

Hi there,


Soon after purchasing my Y530, I decided that Vista was not for me, and I decided to try Ubuntu out instead. After being foiled in my attempts to dual-boot by the partitioning that had arrived on the computer, I decided to wipe the hard drive and just run Ubuntu. As recommended by someone at Lenovo support, I first made a backup image of my hard drive, putting it on 3 dvds.


Ubuntu has been pretty good so far, but I'm a bit worried about compatibility issues (I'm just starting grad school) so I'd like to reinstall Vista and maybe try using wubi, or giving dual-boot another try.


However, when I pop in my first backup dvd and boot from disk, it brings up a one-key recovery page with nothing written in the "Target Partition" field. When I try to start backing up, it says there isn't enough room and it ends there. Do I have to re-format my hard drive before putting in the recovery disk? Do I have to do so in a specific way so the one-key recovery feature can work again?


Please help. Thanks!



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Moscow, Russia

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Re: Reimaging my y530 from backup DVDs

2009-09-17, 6:29 AM

You have to create NTFS primary partition of size not smaller that it was at the momment of creation backuyp disks first.

Only then it will work.

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