11-13-2013 07:45 PM
I have a Thinkpad X220 laptop. I wish to format the entire hard drive and install Ubuntu. As a precautionary step, I wish save the recovery media on to another source should I later decide to return my laptop to factory configuration. I do not have a CD/DVD drive and do not wish to make CD/DVD bootable discs.
I have an external hard drive where I save important material and have about 50 gigs of free space remaining.
I'm trying to do two things:
1 - Create a bootable USB (factory recovery disk) that will allow me to return my computer back to factory configurations
2 - Save an image of this USB onto my external hard drive so that I can use my USB for daily storage purposes and not have it be a dedicated recovery disk.
Has anyone done something similar to this successfully?
Thank you for your help.