New Lenovo Netbook

Israel israeldahl at
Fri Oct 3 19:41:24 UTC 2014

I'd like to add something here...
You can image the entire drive to a compressed tarball if you have a
device with enough storage space.
So irregardless of what happens, you could always re-image your computer.
I have never done it with Windows, but it should work just fine.
The xz format will compress something by around 40%-60% or so...
I have a folder that is 1.3GB and it compresses to 343.1MB

So if you are using 50GB for windows, you will need around 25GB

Nio Wiklund has a tool called mktbl which comes with his OBI installer...
I can send you a copy of the script if you want to use it.
You will need a liveUSB with persistence to use it correctly.
You can then save the image to any place you like.
Say you have an external HD you want to copy it to.
In your live system the deivce will be named something like
so you can run mktbl as:
sudo mktbl  /dev/sda1  xz  window-tarball /dev/sdb1
where /dev/sda1 is the device you want to image
xz is the compression
window-tarball is the filename
/dev/sb1 is the destination
I am sure you could use the mount point as well like:

On 10/03/2014 02:20 PM, John Hupp wrote:
> On 10/3/2014 2:32 PM, "J. Van Brimmer" wrote:
>> Thanks for your notes, John, very interesting. What I am primarily
>> curious about is that the Windows partitioner will only shrink C to
>> about 50% of it's original size, Gparted says I can shrink it down a
>> lot more. I was just wondering, if I did that with Gparted, will that
>> clobber Windows.
> I don't remember if I ran Gparted (to see what it would report) when
> the Windows tool balked, so I'm not able to respond directly to the
> question.
>> On Fri, Oct 3, 2014 at 11:23 AM, John Hupp <lubuntu at>
>> wrote:
>>> On 10/3/2014 1:30 PM, "J. Van Brimmer" wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> I have just acquired a "new" refurbished Lenovo X140e netbook. tI has
>>> Windows 7 Pro on it. The first thing I did after booting it up was
>>> to go
>>> into Partition Management to shrink the C partition to make room for
>>> Lubuntu. I was shocked to discover that the partition manager would
>>> only
>>> shrink C by 50%. So, I went ahead and did that.
>>> Then, I booted up a live CD of Gparted. Gparted says I can shrink C
>>> way down
>>> a lot more. I don't remember how far it was, but it was way down,
>>> less than
>>> 100 GB.
>>> Can I safely follow Gparted's recommendation and not impact
>>> Winbroke? I am
>>> not too terribly worried about it though. I am going to create a
>>> restore
>>> image DVD, but I just thought I'd ask to see if anyone has any
>>> experience on
>>> this before I get started.
>>> Thanks,
>>> -- 
>>> ->Jerry<-
>>> I set up dual-boot on a Lenovo 3000 C200 laptop running Vista.  My
>>> notes:
>>> Rescue and Recovery hidden system folder C:\RRbackups is unmovable
>>> by any
>>> defrag program I tried and keeps me from further shrinking the Windows
>>> partition more than an initial 30 GB.
>>> Lenovo forum notes that the folder and/or its contents may be reliably
>>> removed under any Live CD.
>>> Current RRbackups folder size: 14.0 GB (probably holds a system
>>> image I did
>>> at some point).  Delete folder under Lubuntu Live.
>>> This triggered Installing device driver software at next Vista
>>> boot.  No
>>> Unknown Devices when done.
>>> There was still an unmovable $UsnJrnl file near the end of the
>>> partition.
>>>  From an elevated command prompt, I deleted it with:
>>>      fsutil usn deletejournal /n c:
>>> It will eventually be recreated.
>>> I shrank the Windows partition to 53GB, leaving 25GB free there, and
>>> 53GB
>>> for Lubuntu.
>>> [I don't have explicit notes about what partition tool I was using
>>> at each
>>> shrink.  I may have started with the Windows tool and finished with
>>> Gparted.]


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