dual boot- Linux and Windows- Toshiba laptop...
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.
> (This computer runs FC7, my others run FC4, FC5 & FC6, in case that's
> important to the thread.)
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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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