[ltp] Re: Linux on ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2nd Gen: which partitions
Fri, 02 May 2014 13:48:52 +0300
>> Does anyone know if the "Lenovo_Recovery" partition the most/only
>> one if the machince should be restored to "Factory Setup"?
> I don't bother keeping any Windows crap, but if you do, the easiest
> probably to keep a copy of the partition table, along with a copy of
> the "potential" partitions. It's at most 23GB, so it's easy to keep
> around on some other drive somewhere.
I don't require Windows myself. I do have, however, plans to play a
bit and test some tools (under VirtualBox -- hopefully I can use therein
W8.1). I dd-ed the partitions described below and did a very clean
install of Funtoo. This machince rocks!
# Original partition scheme
# sda1: ntfs, WINRE_DRV, ~1GB
# sda2: fat32, SYSTEM_DRV, ~260MB
# sda3: unknown, Microsoft Reserved Partition, ~128MB
# sda4: ntfs, Windows8_OS, ~217GB
# sda5: ntfs, Lenovo_Recovery, ~14GB
# sda6: unknown, Basic data partition, ~7GB
Get a large enough USB Flash drive (say 32GB) or external Hard Disk
# plug in and check it's assigned device id, e.g. with dmesg
# mount it, e.g. under /mnt
mount /dev/sdc1 /mnt/usb
dd if=/dev/sda1 of=/mnt/usb/WINRE_DRV.dd
dd if=/dev/sda2 of=/mnt/usb/SYSTEM_DRV.dd
Empty (?), not kept
Don't need this one.
Done through ThinkVantage under Microsoft Windows 8.1 # Attention:
you have the option to erase this partition after the creation of a
Recovery media. This will alter the numbering of the remaining
partition(s), i.e. the "Basic_data_partition" will become sda5. Doing
this via dd is, I guess, the same.
dd if=/dev/sda2 of=/mnt/usb/Basic_data_partition.dd