I've just bought a Samsung 530U3C notebook with Windows 8 preinstalled. I would like it to run some Linux distribution but at the same time to preserve recovery partitions so that I could hard reset it in case of emergency.
I've checked partitions states just after first boot and that's what I've noticed
/dev/sda1 Windows Re Tools /dev/sda2 SYSTEM /dev/sda3 /dev/sda4 /dev/sda5 SAMSUNG_REC2 `/dev/sda6 SAMSUNG_REC /dev/sdb1 /dev/sdb2
My question are:
- What partitions need to be preserved to be able to use F4 recovery during startup?
- I assume that
/dev/sdbis in fact an SSD used for ExpressCache, right?
- When recovering using F4 do I have to provide the exact same partition table as now?
Looking forward to any answers.