dual boot- Linux and Windows- Toshiba laptop...

Tim ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au
Sun Feb 17 06:26:59 UTC 2008

On Sun, 2008-02-17 at 00:31 -0500, Mike Chalmers wrote:
> I wasn't aware that the Toshiba recovery discs gave you the option to
> partition the disc, that is why I asked. I thought that recovery discs
> automatically took up the whole hard drive. 

I don't know whether *they* do.  They weren't mentioned in the message
that I replied to.  You'd have to check on yours, or simply try it, to
see what options you get.

I can imagine recovery discs restoring a system to how it was when you
bought it.  In my case, on an Asus system, the initial setup was a 5 gig
recovery partition, half the drive as the OS, remainder as a spare
partition.  But I appear to have an ordinary Vista install disc, so I'd
expect to be asked how I wanted to set up the drive.

You can try pre-partitioning using Linux, and hoping that a Windows
install may just use already set-up partitions.

(This computer runs FC7, my others run FC4, FC5 & FC6, in case that's
 important to the thread.)

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