New Lenovo Netbook
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I regard the Windows imaging tool as broken for the purpose of burning
to DVD. I think it worked in early versions of Windows 7, but then they
broke it in a later version. By the time they included the Win 7 tool
in Win 8 (!!), DVD support was clearly broken, or I forget, not even
presented as an option.
But it should work fine if you save the image to a hard drive, a network
share, or a *large* USB flash drive.
Or use something other than the native Windows tool if you want to burn
On 10/4/2014 12:24 AM, "J. Van Brimmer" wrote:
> That's what I intend to do once I get the DVDs created. I was having
> trouble with the Windows backup tool writing to my external ASUS
> DVD-RW USB drive. It seemed to write data to disc 1, and then it would
> tell me to insert another disc larger than 1GB as Disc 1 again. I'll
> have to retry that tomorrow. Not sure what's going on there. I was
> using 4.7GB DVD-R discs. I just can't express how much I dislike
> *dows. There were no messages that Disc 1 was complete, or anything
> On Fri, Oct 3, 2014 at 6:50 PM, Israel <israeldahl at gmail.com
> <mailto:israeldahl at gmail.com>> wrote:
> Every so often I get a computer with windows on it, and I resize
> the windows partition for the person, so they can run their
> Windows only apps.
> I have never once had an issue. But really, most of the time, I
> only use Windows to update the BIOS.
> And then the next thing I do is install a flavour of Ubuntu.
> Usually Lubuntu, but sometimes Xubuntu.
> That said, I never use the Windows partitioner. I manually
> partition the system inside the LiveCD. Windows has always
> "worked" during those times. Usually, though it is better to
> reinstall Windows so you get a fresh registry. Though the newer
> NT based versions seem to handle things a bit better, they always
> seem to get slower, and full of viruses after they have been used
> for somewhere around a year.
> Most of the 'broken' computers I get have windows issues. I had
> one that the sound wasn't working, and the DVD drive no longer
> functioned (in windows). I simply booted a live CD (yes the drive
> did work), and voila... everything was working.
> On 10/03/2014 08:15 PM, "J. Van Brimmer" wrote:
>> Yeah, I understand that it's a loaded question. I was just
>> wondering if anyone here had tried it before. After I get my DVD
>> images complete and tested, I'm going to try it.
>> On Fri, Oct 3, 2014 at 5:30 PM, Andre Rodovalho
>> <andre.rodovalho at gmail.com <mailto:andre.rodovalho at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> Nobody will answer you for sure. Even if you contact Windows
>> support... Give it a try. If you have any problems, you
>> restore that. Better now that you have nothing on your
>> Windows than later...
>> PS: Windows 7 requires 20GB for 64bits architecture.
>> 2014-10-03 20:26 GMT-03:00 "J. Van Brimmer"
>> <jerry.vb at gmail.com <mailto:jerry.vb at gmail.com>>:
>> It has a 500Gb hard drive, but the "C" partition was only
>> about 460Gb. When I ran the Partitoner from inside
>> Windows, it would only shrink "C" down to 226Gb.
>> I just now booted up a Lubuntu live 14.04 disc and ran
>> Gparted from inside Lubu. Gparted says I can shrink "C"
>> down to 36.6 Gb minimum. But, I have no problem leaving
>> it at 100 Gb. I just want to know, if I shrink it down
>> below the 226 Gb boundary set by the Windows
>> partitioner, will it clobber Windows? Will I have to
>> factory restore the system just to have a running windows?
>> I am tempted to just wipe the whole disc, but I thought
>> if I can shrink "C" down to 100 Gb, I'd leave it there.
>> On Fri, Oct 3, 2014 at 2:40 PM, Aere Greenway
>> <Aere at dvorak-keyboards.com
>> <mailto:Aere at dvorak-keyboards.com>> wrote:
>> On 10/03/2014 11:30 AM, "J. Van Brimmer" wrote:
>>> 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.
>> I once had a Windows partition that I re-sized way
>> down to a size that seemed reasonable at the time.
>> It seemed reasonable because I only use that system
>> for testing.
>> A year or so later, that system was in-trouble
>> because of insufficient space.
>> The culprit? The space was used up by the multitude
>> of Windows updates.
>> I had to re-size the Windows partition to a larger
>> size to rescue the system (which involved resizing
>> and even moving my Linux partitions).
>> So by word of experience, in re-sizing a Windows
>> partition, be sure to leave it room to install the
>> many necessary Windows updates. On Windows 7 and
>> above, it also creates a restore-point whenever you
>> install anything, and those restore-points take up
>> disk space as well.
>> I do recommend keeping your Windows partition around
>> (and usable) if you have one. Over the years, there
>> have been many cases where I was glad I saved it for
>> those occasional things that won't run on Linux, or
>> for which Linux has no practical alternative.
>> Linux has been very reliable in re-sizing all of my
>> Windows partitions. In over 10 years of experience,
>> it only failed once, and in that case, there may have
>> been disk errors in the Windows partition. So make
>> sure you do a disk check of the Windows partition
>> before re-sizing it.
>> Beware that on Windows 8, it may leave its partition
>> in a 'suspend' (hibernate) state, so re-sizing it
>> could give you problems.
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