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Is there any reason I shouldn't blow away all of Lenovo's special recovery partitions?

2013-06-01, 13:36 PM

They are geetting in the way of a working multiboot scenario of OSX, Windows 8, and Linux. What am I losing by doing this? I can easily build my own Windows 8 USB install stick with all of the Helix drivers on it.

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Re: Is there any reason I shouldn't blow away all of Lenovo's special recovery partitions?

2013-06-01, 14:42 PM

Why not play safe and use something like Macrium Reflect to image the partitions first.

 

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Re: Is there any reason I shouldn't blow away all of Lenovo's special recovery partitions?

2013-06-03, 5:11 AM

What challenges are there to getting OSX on the helix, and do you expect to have full digitizer support when you boot to OSX? Can you point me toward a resource detailing this multiboot scenario? I'm trying to make a platform swap decision before Adobe CS goes subscription only.

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Re: Is there any reason I shouldn't blow away all of Lenovo's special recovery partitions?

2013-06-03, 14:17 PM

Well there are a handful, but they don't seem to be insurmountable. Going with a retail build of Mountain Lion 10.8.3 (meaning a legitimate purchased copy of the OS only). I've had to rely on a nan/compact USB dongle for both WiFi and Audio, but both are teen small and fit nicely into the back of the device. As for digitizer, it works, but at the moment as you move away from the center of the screen, the pointer will float increasingly until you reach the edge, and it's off by about 150 pixels (or an inch or so of screen space). It's still very usable if you can make that mental adjustment. Not sure if any linux wacom drivers could be ported.

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