Installing on ACER Notebook - Bios always patches first partition - Setup

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  1. Installing on ACER Notebook - Bios always patches first partition

    Hi,

    I am currently setting up an ACER Travelmate 5730 Laptop with Fedora 9,
    in addition to the existing Windows Vista.

    This computer came with a recovery partition located in /dev/sda1
    (partition type 0x27).

    I now installed the Linux /boot-Partition in /dev/sda1 (I have my
    recovery on DVD, that's enough), left the installed Windows in
    /dev/sda2, and /dev/sda3 contains a big Volume Group for all remaining
    Linux partitions.

    What I experience is following: During system boot, the partition type
    of /dev/sda1 is always returned to 0x27 - independent of what system I
    boot or of the boot device (hard disk or DVD). I assume that the ACER
    Bios, or the installed MBR boot strapper, patches the partition table to
    always hide the assumed recovery partition.

    Has anyone experience with installing Linux on pre-configured ACER
    Notebooks and knows advice to make the first partition table entry
    usable again?

    Greetings,
    Joerg

  2. Re: Installing on ACER Notebook - Bios always patches first partition


    Jörg Rolef wrote:
    > [About an ACER notebook]
    > What I experience is following: During system boot, the partition type
    > of /dev/sda1 is always returned to 0x27 - independent of what system I
    > boot or of the boot device (hard disk or DVD).


    Well, I believe I have found the solution. As simple as it is, there is
    a Bios switch called "Acer D2D recovery option". (Wonder why I didn't
    recognize it earlier.) As it seems, the partition type is not being
    altered any more after disabling this option.

    Joerg



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