Recovery Partition.... necessity?
So on this PC (running xp) It came with the factory default recovery partition. I have all of the driver's and everything I would need to reinstall windows if it became necessary.
What I am planning on doing is dual booting XP and Ubuntu, I have set this up before. But since I can only have 4 Primary Partitions on the Hard Drive, I would need to remove this recovery partition in order to fit (NTFS, SWAP, FAT32, EXT3).
What I am concerned about is if I remove this partition, and have problems in the future making me re-install Windows, would I not be able to re-install without this partition... Do I have to have this on the computer to install windows?
I realize this is a Linux forum, but as Linux users have a technical aptitude I figured you all would know the answer to this...