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  • (Score: 4, Interesting) by LoRdTAW on Saturday February 04 2017, @06:04PM

    by LoRdTAW (3755) Subscriber Badge on Saturday February 04 2017, @06:04PM (#462883) Journal

    The main system I'm on is a Win 7 PC, used mainly for gaming, PLC software which is wndows only, and everyday nonsense. NTFS.
    My two Linux dev PC's are both running EXT4 on their main disks. Though, one has a 4TB mdadm raid 1 formatted XFS.

    Linux Laptop, a Lenovo T410i, is EXT4 on an SSD.
    Funny story about that laptop. Before I put Linux on it, I bought an active Display port to HDMI converter to hook it to my TV. No Audio. Searched the net and found that Lenovo never included DP-HDMI audio pass through in their driver and there was NO FIX. Booted Linux Mint from a thumb drive and opened a video only to have Audio play through the HDMI port. Windows 7: 0 Linux: 1.

    Another thing that drove me crazy was the way stupid Lenovo designed their fucked up boot process:
    120GB Disk has three partitions in this order: 100MB Boot, ~115GB System (Windows), 4GB Restore.
    Now the restore partition is at the end of the disk. You think those pricks would put it after boot like Dell does ,right? Nope. So when I tried moving the whole mess to a 256GB SSD, and expand the system partition, the boot partition for some reason looks for the restore partition at a specific sector. If it doesn't see the restore partition, you get an error and it wont boot. WTF! I dug around but found nothing to help me fix the problem. So the only way to use the entire 256GB SSD was to copy the partition layout verbatim and create another partition after the fucking restore partition. That was when the Mint boot drive was plugged back in and windows was obliterated.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 04 2017, @08:57PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 04 2017, @08:57PM (#462930)

    I had a friend who had a similar problem. I believe the way he got around it was to boot into Windows, create the partition for the additional data after the restore partition, and then use the Disk Manager to create a spanned volume of the two partitions. To Windows, it appeared as just one large partition.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 12 2017, @03:32AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 12 2017, @03:32AM (#465981)

    You are using bootmanager and probably uefi booting. You probably have to mess around with bcdedit to get it to work correctly. That 100 meg partition is a tell tail sign of it.