Help - Function of Dell Studio 1537 partitions ?

Allen Schultz allen.schultz at
Thu Dec 24 11:22:10 CST 2009

On Sun, Dec 20, 2009 at 7:46 PM, oldcpu <oldcpu at> wrote:
> This laptop was purchased with MS Vista installed, with 3 primary
> partitions (small /dev/sda1 (called "Dell Utility" ),10GB  /dev/sda2
> (unknown - appears to be some sort of Dell backup/recovery partition ?
> ), /dev/sda3 (MS Vista which had the remainder of the 250GB drive,
> although I have subsequently reduced this to 69GB ).

Usually on a Dell computer, the 10GB is a recovery partition. Some
versions of Windows may have a small "System Recovery" partition as

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