Suse Install&ibm hidden partition recovery
I have installed Suse linux 9.1 on an IBM thinkpad R40 that had Win XP Pro preinstalled. Everything is fine (using the LILO), but a major problem is that I cannot access the ibm predesktop area any more. Pressing the Access IBM button just pops up a small blue window asking me whether I want to enter the Bios or boot from a device. It seems like the ibm hidden partition is erased. I should mention that I did not partition the disk before the Linux install, Linux just did this automatically for me during install. Using fdisk from a Shell does not appear any other partition than the Win Xp and the 2 linux (swap and root).
Please if anybody has a solution to this problem I would be very happy to know, because IBM did not ship any recovery cd, I should just use this partition that it seems to be lost..