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

Mike Chalmers mikechalmers70 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 17 06:34:14 UTC 2008

On 2/17/08, Tim <ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au> wrote:
> 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.
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I think my best bet is to install Windows using the recovery discs and
see if it has a partition option. If it does not then I will use a
partition program to resize the partition and then install Linux.


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