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NaamanN
March 2nd, 2009, 06:36 AM
Trying to partition hard drive to install Ubuntu, but need to know how to deal with the Dell utility and Dell recovery partitions that already are on the drive, along, of course, with the Windows XP partition. Planning to dual boot.

Naaman

Trebaruna
March 2nd, 2009, 09:52 AM
It's your drive, so you get to do with it as you please ;-)
I'm not sure how that partition works, perhaps you need Windows' bootloader to activate it..? In which case you'd need to restore that bootloader after installing Ubuntu and use bootpart or something similar.

Anyway if you ever plan on using them, just leave them there I suppose. If you have a set of recovery disks or if you've got your license key and you're not afraid to manually install XP and drivers you could get rid of the partitions, too.