Dell Utilities partition (other issue) Michael_E_Brown at
Fri Mar 8 14:22:00 CST 2002

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Benito Venegas [mailto:venevene at]
> Sent: Friday, March 08, 2002 11:24 AM
> To: linux-poweredge at
> Subject: Dell Utilities partition (other issue)
> Dell gurues:
> What's your recommendation for utility partition when you:
> -Have two disks and you will create containers in RAID1
> -Disks are replacement parts, so you need to start from zero (0)
> -You want to install RH72
> What's work better for system?
> I  tryed with
> -Create one 40 MB container in RAID1 for Utility Partition
> -Create others 2 containers (OS and APPS)
> -Use Dell Openmanager cd assistance to recreate  partition
> -Test Utility Partition (works!!)
> -Install RH72

Two recommendations: First, you can use the Dell Server Assistant CD to
install linux. Version 7 is the latest DSA, and it allows you to do quite a
bit of customization of the install, for instance partitioning can be

> -Test Utility partition (fail partition not avaliable)

Second recommendation is that you need to install the bootloader (grub or
lilo) in the partition rather than in the MBR. If you install it in the MBR,
your utility partition will not work.
Michael Brown

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