Recovery Partitions

Gary Jarrel garyjarrel at
Fri Nov 17 01:55:51 UTC 2006

Working on a few concepts at the moment, will advise as soon as
something feasible eventuates!


On 11/16/06, Brian Fahrlander <brian at> wrote:
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> rpowersau at wrote:
> > On 11/16/06, Gary Jarrel <garyjarrel at> wrote:
> >> I figured that something like dd might to the trick, I was thinking of
> >> creating an ISO image of the primary partition, placing that onto the
> >> hidden partition. Then I need an option to make the hidden partition
> >> bootable, to avoid using any floppies. It could boot into a linux
> >> based distribution such as ubuntu I guess, and present the user with a
> >> menu allowing them to override the contents on the first partition
>     Before we get too far afield...
>     This is something that I've seen, and wanted to do. Personally, I
> get a great deal of joy from re-using a 'hidden' partition from a
> Windows disk, not only for doubling the size of the drives, but to make
> a 'fallback' partition (but this time for Linux).
>     If you get any part of this worked out, and email me the details,
> I'll do the Wiki page for this- that's how much I want to know about it.
> And I keep a spare system around for such research. I just can deal with
> it now, 'cause I'm fighting this pam-stuff...
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