Posted 20 June 2005 - 07:52 AM
I am running Windows XP on a Sony Vaio laptop. The missus wants to keep XP, but I want to install Linux. So, I'm going for the dual boot option. This is where the trouble starts. The machine came with everything pre-installed. The hard drive came paritioned with a 28 Gig primary partition (C:) and a 22 Gig extended partition with a logical drive (D:) - WHY???.
All that's on the D: drive are the following folders;
Click to DVD2
That's a sum total of 66.9 Meg on a 22Gig drive - wastefull at best.
I have uninstalled Click to DVD and VAIO Entertainment through add/remove programs. I've got rid of the Video folder. SXS worries me a bit because it seems to be some kind of security settings/logs, but the real spanner is Contents. It's just an empty folder, but I can't move it or delete it, the message says that the folder is being used by the system?
All of the disc space is allocated between the primary and extended partitions, so I was going to delete the logical drive and the extended partition and then create a new primary partition to install my much awaited Linux on (I think that's the right course of action?) Unfortunately, the beloved Windows won't allow me to do anything with the D: drive because it seems to have weasled something in there - probably to prevent people like me installing a different, decent operating system.
Any thoughts would be welcomed.