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    Looking for some info on my SLED 11

    So, i recently bought HP ProBook 4740s with SLED 11 SP2 (installed from Recovery partition on first boot). My laptop did not come with any install disk or licence number.
    The thing is I got no information on it, for example how long is licence valid.

    Since I plan to dual boot it with Windows 7 I'm gonna need install disk to repair Grub apparently or in case that I have to delete it to install Win7 first.
    I've found in Novell's Knowledgebase that SLED that come with laptops "are entitled to 90-days of updates" which I'm not sure what it means.

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    Re: Looking for some info on my SLED 11

    13.02.2013 13:24, koktelici wrote:
    >
    > So, i recently bought HP ProBook 4740s with SLED 11 SP2 (installed from
    > Recovery partition on first boot). My laptop did not come with any
    > install disk or licence number.
    > The thing is I got no information on it, for example how long is
    > licence valid.
    >
    > Since I plan to dual boot it with Windows 7 I'm gonna need install disk
    > to repair Grub apparently or in case that I have to delete it to install
    > Win7 first.
    > I've found in Novell's Knowledgebase that SLED that come with laptops
    > "are entitled to 90-days of updates" which I'm not sure what it means.
    >
    >

    Use CreateRecoveryISO application for create Recovery Disk. It is may be
    preinstalled on notebook. If this program missing, try register SLED in
    SUSE by Yast or suse_register script. This is will enable HP BNB repos,
    where is CreateRecoveryISO package stored.

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    Re: Looking for some info on my SLED 11

    I can create Recovery disk , that's no problem but recovery from that disk will wipe everything from the disk and return disk to factory install. I need install disk for SLED to install it alongside Win7. Since it is OEM SLED that came with laptop I do not have any install or registration number which is mandatory to register product.

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    Re: Looking for some info on my SLED 11

    13.02.2013 16:34, koktelici wrote:
    >
    > I can create Recovery disk , that's no problem but recovery from that
    > disk will wipe everything from the disk and return disk to factory
    > install. I need install disk for SLED to install it alongside Win7.
    > Since it is OEM SLED that came with laptop I do not have any install or
    > registration number which is mandatory to register product.
    >
    >

    No registration number needed for register HP OEM SLED. When you perform
    the registration, leave the serial field blank and receive a free 3 year
    update subscription.
    You can do this: first, setting up SLED from Recovery Partition, then
    setting up the Win7 and finally fix GRUB by livecd (or Recovery Disk in
    command mode).
    Previously it would be nice to make a Recovery Partition or the entire
    disc image.


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    Re: Looking for some info on my SLED 11

    OK I did register on their Customer Center.
    Now how do I get live CD it seems that i need to register for 60 day evaluation one? OR how exactly do i Fix Grub with Recovery disk?

    I used Create HP Recovery Factory Image tool and created HP_restore DVD. Does that contain both HP_TOOLS and Recovery Partitions?

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    Re: Looking for some info on my SLED 11

    14.02.2013 16:34, koktelici wrote:
    >
    > OK I did register on their Customer Center.
    > Now how do I get live CD it seems that i need to register for 60 day
    > evaluation one? OR how exactly do i Fix Grub with Recovery disk?
    >
    > I used Create HP Recovery Factory Image tool and created *HP_restore*
    > DVD. Does that contain both HP_TOOLS and Recovery Partitions?
    >
    >

    Recovery Disk contains Recovery partition and most likely does not
    contain HP_TOOLS (I did not have such a partition initially). I tried to
    restore GRUB using the Recovery Disk, but could not. Use for this
    LiveCD, such as openSUSE or Parted Magic. And you can create a disk
    image using Clonezilla (included in Parted Magic).

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