i am sorry for my unending ubuntu questions but..... Now i have a Dell system with two Active Partitions, a media direct partition, and a default dell utility drive. I want to install ubuntu and will do that in the media direct partition. But ubuntu also requires a 256 MB swap partition. So there is a need to remove 1 drive. I am interested in removing the utility partition but soogle results have shown that that might result into boot problems. suggestions please
I have a few questions:
1. Is your Dell a laptop or a desktop? If it's a laptop then you may want to keep the DellDirect partition as it lets you watch things like DVDs without booting your normal Windows install. Helpful if you wanted to watch a DVD on a plane or something without any other programs bugging you and taking battery life.
2. Did you have reinstall discs for Windows? If so then removing the recovery partition shouldn't be a problem but if you don't have discs then it could be.
Also I think Ubuntu maybe able to use an Extended Partition with logical partitions. Which if it does then you could make one of the 4 primary partitions an extended partition which can hold as many logical partitions as you want.
I'll check on this and reply with what I find.
I should be able to tell you how to do that. It would help though if you could answer the following questions:
1. What is the computer's Service Tag?
2. Do you have reinstall discs for Windows?
3. Do you have Dell MediaDirect installed and do you use it?
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