On Wed, 18 Jan 2012 00:46:01 GMT
iani2004 <iani2004@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

> malcolmlewis;2168630 Wrote:
> >
> > >

> > I would look at getting a 4GB usb device to put the recovery image
> > and hp tools on as they are not likely to be used with the new
> > setup?
> >

> And if I want back the things as they were when I bought the notebook,
> all I have to do is put back the original hard drive that wasn't
> modified at all.
> Nice solution. Thank you.
> -Two more scenarios inside this thread-
> A. If we ignore Win7 restrictions (those 2 primary partitions), moving
> SLED from primary to extended would be like this?
> - resize "home"
> - create another logical partition for the root (same size or bigger)
> - dd files there
> - adjusting grub to the extended partition (menu.lst, device.map,
> fstab)
> - move the boot flag from the old root to the new one
> B. I've read on the web that moving the "recovery" partition makes the
> recovery option disappear from boot options, so on the new hard drive
> "restore factory settings" and "HP Tools" wouldn't be there.
> Using dd to copy data from the "recovery" partition to a partition
> that starts at the right point on another hard drive (probably the
> exact same model and not the one with Win7&SLED) would do the trick?

Correct, it's just a matter of fixing the relevant entry in menu.lst
to point at the correct partition. That being said, the image
would be set to a standard configuration and expect the files on the old
partitions. You may be able to define how/what is restored, but I don't
have access to a system to see what it would do.

Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
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