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This is the last question for tonight, will I need to keep all these partitions? I know I need to shrink the sda5 to make room for the debian root, home and swap but my god, Sony sure stuck a lot of crap on this drive. I wonder if I really need all these partitions?
Seems there is a win install and a recovery partition in case you need to reinstall the original OS. (Windows).
If you do not, need this, you can whipe the disk.
I think I will keep them but I may dd them over to a removable storage drive for posterity. I like the idea of blowing out the drive and starting new with XP then installing Debian without that UEFI crap. However, I wonder if this will keep me from getting into my bios since that is done by pressing an assist button while the machine is turned off. I have to wonder if that's what that Sony partition does???