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  • Haedn Thorn
    ... ... My 600m runs just fine in dual-boot (XP Pro and Slackware 10.1) and the first thing I did when it came in was delete all the crap Dell
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 29, 2005
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      --- Carter Brey <cbrey@...> wrote:
      >
      > roberto wrote:
      >
      > > Well i'd like to understand one thing:
      > > i see that Dell Utility partition 54,4 MB big.
      > That is NOT the hidden
      > > XP rescue partition Dell
      > > told they installed on my system, is it?
      > > I'd like to reformat the entire HD, keeping only
      > that XP rescue hidden
      > > partition. Is it possible?
      <snip>
      > Yes, that is your Dell utility/rescue partition. I
      > kept that while
      > reformatting everything else on my HD in order to
      > have dual boot
      > capability on my D600. I used Partition Magic to
      > wipe clean and reformat
      > everything BUT the Dell utility partition, creating
      > a small ntfs primary
      > partition and a much larger extended ext3 partition
      > including a linux
      <snip>

      My 600m runs just fine in dual-boot (XP Pro and
      Slackware 10.1) and the first thing I did when it came
      in was delete all the crap Dell installed...

      hda1: ntfs "C:"
      hda2: Linux Swap
      hda3: ext3 "/boot"
      hda4: ext3 "/"
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