Talk:Hidden Protected Area

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There is conflicting information on this page. In the introductory paragraph it says "The HPA was introduced with the R/T/X 40 series of ThinkPads." But on the bottom the X3x models are also linked as having this technology. What is right? --Rolf 12:30, 19 October 2006 (CEST)

Also I know an R50e machine, that has Rescue and Recovery on a Compaq Diagnostics partition. So it shouldn't be listed either on the bottom of the page. I'm just not too sure, if I understand those technologies correctly, so I hesitate to remove it.

Re: 5 Accessing the HPA from Linux

I've checked the fwdir code ( This code works on a Hidden Partition (is that the same as a R and R or yet another Predesktop variant?). This code can not work with real HPAs.

I suggest we remove this section in an week or so (or move it to the discussion section) unless further info regarding those Hidden Partition is provided.

Paul Bolle 01:08, 4 January 2007 (CET)