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I recently got a new laptop, a Thinkpad Edge, and I decided to put Fedora on it. But I didn't realise that resizing ntfs causes problems, and now my windows ...
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    How to access the recovery partition?


    I recently got a new laptop, a Thinkpad Edge, and I decided to put Fedora on it. But I didn't realise that resizing ntfs causes problems, and now my windows partition is unbootable.

    So I want to run a recovery on it. Now, it didn't come with a recovery disk, and it had no option to make one, just a recovery partition. So how would I go about booting it?
    I tried various f-keys at startup, ctrl+f8, etc, and I can't figure out how to use it :/

    Thanks. (Btw, I've not yet put fedora on, I want to get the partitioning sorted first)

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    Off hand, I don't know, maybe you have an instruction manual
    that says which key. Hopefully, your resizing didn't affect the
    recovery partition. One thing to keep in mind on computers
    with recovery partitions; You can easily wind up deleting it
    in your zeal to install Linux, so be sure to notice if the installer
    recognizes the recovery partition. Linux sets up its own
    boot loader for dual boot, and you want to make sure in this case
    that the recovery partition will be one of the multi-boot options.

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    There wasn't a manual or anything that came with it. That's what I get for getting the lowest of the range, i guess ^_^;
    But I did make sure not to touch either the boot or recovery partitions, so I wouldn't have thought that'd make a difference...
    Anyway, I guess I can always get them to send me a disk. And that way, I don't have a 9GB recovery partition taking up space
    Thanks for your help.

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    Does this help ?

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    30 seconds with Google found this source for a manual.

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    Already had a hard-copy of that manual, no mentions for a recovery whatsoever. As it turns out, the boot partition hadn't been written with the script to allow me to launch the recovery partition - it's supposed to be F11.

    So they sent me a recovery disk (Intel instead of my AMD, but meh), and it's all good

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