New Lenovo Netbook

Andre Rodovalho andre.rodovalho at
Sat Oct 4 17:33:17 UTC 2014

Jerry, I made 2 windows 7 backups... They take 4 DVDs (each).

I used the Asus tool and Vaio tool, not that Windows tool.. (it was two
different notebooks)...

2014-10-04 13:35 GMT-03:00 Phill Whiteside <PhillW at>:

> That's plenty of room!
> I've watched this thread with interest, but I've always been advised to
> make windows resize it's own stuff. Glad that patience is paying off! Do
> let me know how many primary partitions you have free
> Regards,
> Phill.
> On 4 October 2014 16:58, "J. Van Brimmer" <jerry.vb at> wrote:
>> Well, I just completed a Disk Cleanup and that removed over 1 Gb of
>> files. Tjen I reran the Shrink Volume process. This time it allowed C to
>> shrink down to 113 Gb. Hallelujah,  I'm almost there! I'm going to another
>> defrag/clean up, then try again. If nothing gives this time, I'll probably
>> just leave it as is. This leaves me with over 300 Gb for Linux. I like
>> installing 2 or 3 different distributions, just for fun.
>> On Oct 3, 2014 10:30 AM, J. Van Brimmer <jerry.vb at> 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,
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>>> ->Jerry<-
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