making a boot disc from hard drive

Discussion in 'Computers and The Internet' started by smoove, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. smoove

    smoove Member

    the new pc i have at the moment has a recovery partition with windows xp media 2005. is there any way i can backup this partition to dvd to reinstall the windows media os.....just incase i need to reinstall windows again as i wish to install ubuntu (again) never had great success with it..but really want to change to linux

    screen shot of the recovery partition

  2. Adderall_Assasin

    Adderall_Assasin Senior Member

    make sure to download the latest Ubuntu CD/DVD. i dont know much about backing up though.

    to be honest, it is not necessary for you to back that partition up. just tell Ubuntu to install using the space from the other partition. actually here is the main idea in steps:
    1. remove partition hda2 (or hda3; the last drive and partition.)
    2. tell ubuntu to "use existing free space"
    3. install the normal grub MBR or optionally, install Lilo on a floppy.

    it will leave the 5.38 Gb partition untouched if you tell it to. just boot the Ubuntu CD/DVD and select the more advanced setup (expert or somethin). it will give you more control over the partition scheme for shure.

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