[NBLUG/talk] Recovery Partition ( Empty Partition
scott at corp.sonic.net
Tue Dec 14 16:08:05 PST 2010
Here is fdisk -l on my Pavilion tx 2000:
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 63 145854134 72927036 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 460374705 488392064 14008680 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3 145854135 460374704 157260285 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 * 145854198 447522704 150834253+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 447522768 460374704 6425968+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
It came with Vista, but I'm about to blow away those partitions, since I
never boot it, ever.
On 12/14/2010 03:04 PM, h.schnirman at pacbell.net wrote:
> This isn't necessarily about linux, but Linux is being used as the
> repair tool. I've got an HP Pavilion Laptop that had it's OS corrupted
> to the point that it doesn't boot. The recovery partition type says Empty.
> So the Question is, Is it really empty or that HP has some proprietary
> file system that I can't see. The partition is about 214mb. About the size
> to be expected of the recovery partition. Otherwise I'll have to tell my
> friend that he needs to purchase DVD's from after market.
> HP is not making available XP Recovery disks any more, and the machine
> is too old to run their newer hardware hogs I imagine.
> So if anyone could suggest a good Open Source to for investigating pretty
> esoterics partition types I'd be very appreciative.
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> talk at nblug.org
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