[NBLUG/talk] Recovery Partition ( Empty Partition

Scott Doty 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.
> Howard
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