[ltp] Re: how to protect rescue partition before/when dualbooting?
Wed, 30 Nov 2011 02:39:25 +0000
On 30/11/11 02:25, Tom Roche wrote:
> Tom Roche Tue, 29 Nov 2011 15:01:06 -0500
>>> W510 shipped with Vista, vendor upgraded to W7, to be dualbooted.
>>> How to preserve the rescue partition, or at least its
>>> functionality, JIC something goes wrong?
For what it's worth, I wouldn't do it this way. If you ever need to use
the rescue partition, it will completely obliterate your existing
installation, your data, and your Linux partition, restoring it to
exactly as it left the factory. So, imho, the recovery partitions are
useless and I just delete them.
If you ever want to reinstall Windows, I think you're entitled to ask
the vendor to ship you a proper OEM Windows installation CD, which will
be better than the recovery partition. [This was the case last time I
checked, though that was several years back.]
The diagnostic utilities on the recovery partition are usually also
Should you ever need to send in your machine for service, and they say
"we don't support Linux, so go away", the best approach is "my data is
confidential; I am sending you the machine but I've taken out the disk".
Service agents seem much happier with the latter.