> Sorry for me to be a little confusing.
> At the moment, i have let's say three partitions on the HD:
> 1. dellutility (54,4 MB)
> 2. C: (74,4 GB)
> 3. "hidden partition" (as Dell names it) (all the rest up to the
dimension of HD = 80 GB)
> I want to install Linux, giving it as much space as possible, but
keeping a little space also for Windows, just to little usage testing.
> I will sweep away the entire C:, then install Linux on say about 65 GB,
and reistalling WS using DellUtility on the little free space left,
keeping the hidden partition untouched.
> Tell me if this is good.
> One last thing: What is WS cd Dell Gave me? What is its purpose?
> Than you and please be patient with me!
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The simplest way would be to leave the 5.4G utility partition. Also
leave the Windows partition, but shrink it down. Then install Linux.
Warning: If you install Windows after installing Linux, Windows will
destroy the ability to boot into Linux.
A lot of us are working harder than we want, at things we don't like to
do. Why? ...In order to afford the sort of existence we don't care to live.
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