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Recovery Disk reinstall with Ubuntu partition

2008-08-28, 6:40 AM

I have a T61 and had a problem with trying to reinstall the OS (Vista) from the recovery partition. Lenovo was nice enough to send me "Recovery CDs." However, while I was waiting for them, I needed to use my computer so I made a partition and loaded Ubuntu. The problem is that it looks like if I use the Recovery Disks, I will be forced to wipe out the partition that has Ubuntu on it. I spent a lot of time installing Ubuntu and I like some of its features and I don't want to loose it. I would like to set up a duel boot on my machine but I don't know if its possible with out installing Vista and loosing everything that I've done, then partitioning again and reinstalling Linux.


Question: Does anyone know if I can save my partition and at the same time recover Vista with the CDs on only the other partition?


Any help would be on this would be great. Thanks.




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Re: Recovery Disk reinstall with Ubuntu partition

2008-10-25, 18:22 PM
Did you find a solution to this? I'm contemplating just making a backup image of Ubuntu and restoring that to a new partition.

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Re: Recovery Disk reinstall with Ubuntu partition

2008-10-25, 22:38 PM
You should backup your Ubuntu because the recovery discs will wipe all partitions form the disc and install the recovery partition. Then a reboot and restore windows from the recovery partition. Ubuntu will be gone. Then you can repartition and restore Ubuntu from your backup.
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