December 30, 2008 at 11:02 pm #160357ea66Member
I’ve just installed a fresh new system and would like to make a backup of it. I already done a complete one on a DVD [whole C drive with drivers, updates etc. 4.1GB total] but I would like to transfer it to the hidden recovery partition… is it possible?
How to do it?January 2, 2009 at 7:56 am #178087eugeneMember
That’s exactly what I want to do as well. I would like to be able to get back to my original set up if something goes wrong by just pressing F4. I am not talking about the default initial state that is saved on when turning on the NC10 for the first time, but rather the state after I have installed a few essential software and have made my own customizations. Is it possible to create/overwrite the hidden recovery partition with a newer image using the Samsung Recovery Solution III?
I am aware there are other tools like Acronis True Image and Norton Ghost which will let me have image based backup, but then I would like to use the Samsung Recovery Solution if possible.
My NC10 hasn’t arrived yet so I cannot test it myself. I tried installing the Samsung Recovery Solution III to my desktop PC to test my idea. But as anticipated, it refused to install saying “There is no Samsung Recovery Area on your hard disk”. I even tried creating a primary partition with ID of 12 (Compaq diagnostics) but still couldn’t get the Recovery Solution installed. There must be something the program requires in terms of the partition ID, label, file system and maybe the physical location of the partition. Does anyone know how to set the recovery partition to be able to make it compatible with the the Samsung Recovery Solution software? For example, Acronis Secure Zone is just a primary partition with the ID of 0xBC, label of ACRONIS SZ and the file system of FAT32 as I read on a wiki, but cannot find any information about the “Samsung Recovery Area”.
Can anyone who has the hidden recovery partition on their NC10 find out those information? I think and hope there should be ways to write newer images to the recovery partition. I do even think it should be possible to create a larger recovery partition than the default size that comes in.
Cheers in advance!
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