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Old 03-08-2008, 03:17 PM   #1
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restore hp recovery partition


hi, i just got an hp dv6000, and when installing fedora 8, i accidentally deleted the recovery partition(the modern replacement for the restore disk).


I have rebuilt the partition table, and the drive named HP_RECOVERY is mountable, and contains all the proper stuff.

its in partition 2.

but the bios recovery feature doesnt do anything.
i press f11 during the POST screen, and it just continues, rather than going into the recovery program.

what should i do?
 
Old 03-08-2008, 03:28 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by leedude View Post
hi, i just got an hp dv6000, and when installing fedora 8, i accidentally deleted the recovery partition(the modern replacement for the restore disk).


I have rebuilt the partition table, and the drive named HP_RECOVERY is mountable, and contains all the proper stuff.

its in partition 2.

but the bios recovery feature doesnt do anything.
i press f11 during the POST screen, and it just continues, rather than going into the recovery program.

what should i do?
Could you set up grub to boot into the recovery partition?

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Old 03-08-2008, 03:47 PM   #3
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thanks for the quick reply, i just did what you suggested:
rootnoverify (hd0,4)
chainloader +1
boot

It loaded the partition!!
it gave me a menu with stuff like system restore, recovery manager etc.
the manual says to use the recovery manager.
when i click it, i get an error with a 32bit hex number. something like:

Error: 0x0303FF03
If the problem persists contact hp

the same sort of thing happens for any option in the menu.
hmm.

ive tried setting it as partition 2, 3 and 4. but the bios still doesnt access it.
 
Old 03-09-2008, 12:12 AM   #4
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I've found Compaq resource CD's or similar in the past that I've used to recover from the partition. Got them from HP's site. Even e-mailing their technicians and including your model number, they may be able to offer tips.
 
  


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