04-06-2010 04:16 PM
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?
04-07-2010 09:00 AM - edited 04-07-2010 06:18 PM
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. 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.
04-07-2010 06:15 PM
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.
04-07-2010 06:31 PM
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...
here is the required disk managament summary
04-07-2010 06:56 PM
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.
04-07-2010 07:22 PM
Model Number: T500 2242-CTO
R&R version 4.21
here is the error image
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.