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Old 12-03-2003, 11:47 AM   #1
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"multiboot utility" and "dell utility partition" on dell i5150


Hello,

I would like to know if I have to completely remove the "dell utility partition" that states on my dell laptop. I would like to use a multiboot.
What I expect to do is remove the "XP familiy ed" and install an msdos or freedos, and "w2K" and "XP Pro" with Linux (a RH 9).

I don't have yet chosen any multiboot loader utility but I have just read good things concerning "xosl". However, www.xosl.org doesn't seem to be alive!!

Any advise ?

Cheers, X.
 
Old 12-03-2003, 11:56 AM   #2
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This xosl utility seems to have links with more than 2 or 3 past years.
Is there an alternative soft to this ?
 
Old 12-03-2003, 12:09 PM   #3
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Sorry for my previous message.
I have founf more recent links. However and for purpose I fell on a big detection of my Antivirus when I tried to download the file from
DON'T GO THERE

"http://www."

"download-downloads.info/xosl-boot-manager-download"

".html"

DON'T GO THERE

I made used this shape in order to avoid people going there!
I have downloaded a version coming from

http://www.ranish.com/part/xosl115.zip

Hope this one ok!

Still would expect for avises.

Cheers, X
 
Old 12-04-2003, 11:28 AM   #4
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Please Help!

Is the dell utility partition necessary? Will it generate problems for multibooting?

Help, please!

Cheers, X.
 
Old 04-21-2005, 01:26 AM   #5
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Arrow dell

I hope you got an answer to your questions by now.
If you ask me: you don't need a partition on any system, to replace your ms win os!
If you have an official package of the vendor with all software added on you system, when you bought it, you can always reinstall from the cd's.
In my case I wipe out all partitions of my brand new Dell and put a better os on it.
On my other Dell, I made a new setup, with the original mswinxp, and made a dual boot with a GNU/Linux.
Have fun.
 
Old 04-21-2005, 09:19 AM   #6
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Indeed, I removed this dell utility partition, I got the postive answer from dell. Thanks however for your answer, and interest.

Cheers, Xavier
 
  


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