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Remove T61P recovery partition while in linux?

2008-09-12, 19:10 PM

I have a T61p.  I have Vista 64 Ultimate and Linux Ubuntu 8.04 installed on the machine.  I use GRUB to dual-boot either OS.

 

I want to remove the IBM recovery partition.  I need the disk space for other things.

 

This is what Gparted (when running in Linux) tells me about my partitions:

 

/dev/sda1/ is the recovery partition

/dev/sda2/ is the Windows partition, and it is flagged to boot

/dev/sda3/ is my Linux partition

 

What I want to know is, can I remove the recovery partition using gparted in Linux, without ruining windows, linux, or the ability to boot my machine? Gparted in Linux will let me try to delete the recovery partition, but obviously I havent tried it yet.  If I shouldnt use Gparted in Linux, then what would be the best way to remove the recovery partition, given the setup of my system?

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11-20-2007

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Re: Remove T61P recovery partition while in linux?

2008-09-12, 22:32 PM

If you haven't already made a set of recovery discs please do so before removing the restore partition. You will need them in the future. If in doubt look at all the posts around here from people who didn't need them and now they do.

 

Gparted will remove the partition but it would be best to go into the BIOS, security, predesktop area and set it to "disabled". Then remove the partition.

Grub will still boot you into windows or linux.

 

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Re: Remove T61P recovery partition while in linux?

2008-09-13, 2:54 AM

I went into the security area of the BIOS for my T61P.  There is no predesktop area setting.

 

I booted into Linux Live CD and erased the recovery partition.  Both operating systems worked perfectly.  I then booted into Live CD again, and increased the size of my windows partition, to take back the recovery partition space. 

 

The system then would not boot into Vista 64 after resizing the windows partition, but I fixed that by booting from my Vista 64 CD and selecting Repair computer.  The system (linux and Vista) now works great, and I got an extra 6 gigs of HD space back!

 

 

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02-23-2008

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Re: Remove T61P recovery partition while in linux?

2008-09-13, 19:59 PM
did you create the recovery cd set??what distro are you using?
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02-27-2009

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Re: Remove T61P recovery partition while in linux?

2009-02-28, 6:45 AM
I just use fdisk /dev/sda and then p to verify that the partition that you want to delete is sda1 then d 1 then say yes I am sure if it asks then w to make it so
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