Utility Partition and Linux

Matt_Domsch@Dell.com Matt_Domsch at Dell.com
Wed Mar 20 13:37:00 CST 2002

> whats the utility partition for, and should i bother keeping 
> it around if im not running w2k?

It doesn't have W2K utilities, but DOS utilities (like setting the asset
tag, running diags, and the like).  It can be useful on a system with Linux
installed.  Just make sure your boot loader (lilo or grub) installs itself
*not* into the MBR, but into the /boot partition, so that you can get into
it during POST.


Matt Domsch
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