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Dell Backup Partition Problems

Posted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:15 pm
by thinman1189
Sorry if this has already been asked. I noticed this when downloading the .iso and I wasn't entirely sure what it meant.
On computers with Dell Recovery Partitions: Manual Install might not work in the liveCD installer. To fix this issue: "apt purge ubiquity; apt clean; apt install ubiquity" then perform the installation and restore the sources.list from the liveCD to the installed system.
Would this destroy the Dell partition? Is there anyway to keep the partition?

Re: Dell Backup Partition Problems

Posted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:43 pm
by proxima_centauri
I had a Dell utility/recovery partition (32mb or so don't know exactly what it was, never used it, since manually deleted it) on my school Dell Latitude D620, I installed multiple distro's on it, keeping the partition intact, all working flawlessly. Try it out first, you won't delete that partition with a manual install unless you specify to. Think about what to do later if the problem arises.