In a little "Partition" problem
Here's my problem in a nutshell:
I've reached my "Main Partition Limit of 4"
OK, I only actually know of 2 partitions (they were only shown on windows as Local Disk and Backup).
I tried partitioning into the three partitions needed:
- /root (5gb)
- linux-swap (1024mb)
- /home (remainder approx. 28gb)
I couldn't even make ONE of them because there was 2 EXTRA partitions (Fat16 and Fat32)
the fat 16 was rather small only a few mb and the fat 32 was a 3-4gb partition.
I'm guessing that the fat32 partition is dell's system restore partition, correct me if i'm wrong, I'm scared to delete both of the partitions incase I ruin the OS.
The problem is i've spent 2 days trying to get linux (involves backups etc.) and I really want it. Should I delete these two unknown partitions (All I know is that deleting them will NOT affect my OS because they're seperate. If I do delete them, and possibly won't be able to system restore, does dell supply system restore online or on a cd in emergencies???
Please can someone direct me in the right direction, shall i delete? or will I have to just forget linux (Which I REALLY DON'T WANT TO BE THE CASE lol)