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Re: [SLE] Dell/Compaq Hidden Partitions
  • From: Allen K <gorebofh@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: 03 Oct 2004 13:07:20 -0400
  • Message-id: <1096823239.2680.1.camel@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sun, 2004-10-03 at 11:18, Donald D Henson wrote:
> Deleting the non-standard partition was one of the first things I tried.
> How did you delete it?
ither SUSE or Slackware, load the CD at boot, when it comes to the
partition screen, delete it.

> Allen K wrote:
> >Most of the time it's for when you reinstall Windows. My Compaq and my
> >Dell have one....Heh, HAD one. On my Dell Laptop, I deleted it,
> >renstalled XP, and installed Linux to dual boot. On my Compaq Presario,
> >GONE, deleted it, and installed Slackware Linux. I tested to see if
> >Windows would still install if needed and it does.
> >
> >If you want you can delete it, you'll of course have to reofrmat to
> >reinstall Windows like you would anyway, to me they are a waste of
> >space.
> >
> >On Sat, 2004-10-02 at 16:50, Donald D Henson wrote:
> >
> >
> >>I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this but I don't seem to
> >>be able to get a clear answer from the other lists I have tried, lists
> >>to remain nameless.
> >>
> >>I want to repartition a hard drive to make room for Linux partitions in
> >>a dual-boot configuration. I tried using Partition Magic but it reports
> >>a non-standard partition and exits without making any changes. I have
> >>discovered that both Dell and Compaq create non-standard hidden
> >>partitions on their hard drives, the reason apparently open to debate.
> >>Does anyone know how to get around this non-standard partition? I'd
> >>appreciate any assistance here.
> >>
> >>--
> >>Donald D. Henson, Managing Director
> >>West El Paso Information Network
> >>The "Non-Initiation of Force Principle" Rules
> >>
> >>
> --
> Donald D. Henson, Managing Director
> West El Paso Information Network
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