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Factory partitions on R510

A new R510 I'm working on comes with two partitions - one is "Dell Utility" and there's another FAT32 one.  Neither have any files in them.

I shall be installing Linux on the server.  Is there any problem with just deleting those two partitions?  I'm assuming that I can run diagnostics using the iDRAC6 Enterprise card, should that become necessary.

 

Adam

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Re: Factory partitions on R510

Indications with this would be one of two things.  The most likely cause of what you are seeing is the vflash card that resides within the iDRAC.  This piece is used for hardware update deployment among a number of things.  Other would be if anything is virtually mounted over the iDRAC, but that is unlikely with this being an out of the box issue.

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Re: Factory partitions on R510

It's definitely one of the RAID sets on the disks:

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[0:0:32:0]   enclosu DP       BACKPLANE        1.10  -       

[0:2:0:0]    disk    DELL     PERC H700        2.10  /dev/sda 

[0:2:1:0]    disk    DELL     PERC H700        2.10  /dev/sdb 

[0:2:2:0]    disk    DELL     PERC H700        2.10  /dev/sdc 

[1:0:0:0]    disk    iDRAC    LCDRIVE          0323  /dev/sdd 

[2:0:0:0]    cd/dvd  iDRAC    Virtual CD       0323  /dev/sr0 

[2:0:0:1]    disk    iDRAC    Virtual Floppy   0323  /dev/sde 

[3:0:0:0]    disk    Kingston Dell HyperVisor  PMAP  /dev/sdf 

sfdisk -l /dev/sda

Disk /dev/sda: 26108 cylinders, 255 heads, 63 sectors/track
Units = cylinders of 8225280 bytes, blocks of 1024 bytes, counting from 0

   Device Boot Start     End   #cyls    #blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1          0+     20      21-    168651   de  Dell Utility
/dev/sda2   *     21     282     262    2104515    b  W95 FAT32
/dev/sda3          0       -       0          0    0  Empty
/dev/sda4          0       -       0          0    0  Empty
I obtained these by booting to a Linux live CD.

 

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