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    Needed for something? That I cannot possibly imagine.

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    they have similar crap on Compaq servers. It is basically to hold little bits of information about how many times you have booted it, and other crap that a service guy might need to know. Delete it.
    I respectfully decline the invitation to join your delusion.

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    are you guys 100% positive i can delete this?

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    Of course! How would you else do if you wanted to upgrade the hard drive on your computer? It's not like you would have to manually copy the partition to the new hard drive.

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    It would also make a perfect place to put your boot partition.

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    ok, ill try it out and see what happens. when you say it will be a perfect place for the boot partition, do you want me to put the bootloader on that partition? how will i do this if i am deleting that partition? =/

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    You shouldn't delete the partition, just format it with ext[23], whatever is preferrable. What I mean with boot partition I mean what you should mount on /boot. The whole point of having a /boot partition is that it should be at the beginning of the hd, since many BIOSes can't read far into the hard drive. Apparently, yours can, but it might still be a good preemptive measure.

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    ok i get it.

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    ok, i formatted the Dell Utility partition. My hd setup is like this now:
    hda - wdc wd1200jb 74CRA0
    hda1 - Linux native (previously Dell Utility)
    hda2 - HPFS/NTFS
    hda3 - Extended
    hda5 - Linux native (/boot)
    hda6 - Linux swap (swap)
    hda7 - Linux native (/)

    how do i make hda1 into boot? before when i put the bootloader on /boot it gave a kernel panic.

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