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Old 06-23-2004, 02:42 PM   #1
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IBM Recovery Program won't work


I installed Fedora Core 1 on my IBM Netvista, and now I want to recover my XP partition, but GRUB has replaced the IBM boot loader. I only want to initiate the product recovery program, but the option is gone. I have created the IBM recovery diskette by mounting the recovery partition in windows and running the utility, but all it does is remove GRUB and replace it with the boot record from the first partition of my hard disk. Does anyone know how to start the recovery program without the F11 prompt?
 
Old 06-23-2004, 03:21 PM   #2
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When installing FC, did you actually also remove
the "hidden FAT partition" at the end of the HDD?

If you did there's nothing you can do to recover
but pay IBM to ship you a recovery CD.


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Old 06-23-2004, 03:25 PM   #3
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no, the partition is still there
 
Old 06-23-2004, 03:31 PM   #4
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If you have a DOS/Windows floppy with fdisk on it
you could try to set the hidden partition to active ...



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Old 06-23-2004, 04:15 PM   #5
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how can i get an image of a floppy with fdisk on it?
 
Old 06-25-2004, 09:47 PM   #6
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i had the same problem and tried setting the recovery partition as active using fdisk, however the recovery tool started to load and the just spat out a fatal system error. anyone else know how to fix this problem? how do i make it see the partition?
 
  


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