Dell Mini 9 Discussion Discussion on the Dell Inspiron Mini 9.
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Join Date: Dec 2008
Wow - 11-01-2009, 02:48 AM
Join Date: Mar 2009
11-01-2009, 02:18 PM
I agree with him, it is very annoying. I used to work at a company (in the IT dept. fixing computers) with 2500 dell laptops. People were allowed to use any OS they wanted as long as they could do their work (most people in the states would leave xp, many people in manilla liked Linux). Either way they would always delete the diag partition.
On the minis it was more annoying because you had to go get an external cdrom/dvdrom drive to run some diagnostics.
On the other hand, if the ssd/hdd is that jacked up it prolly wouldn't even read the diag partition.
Join Date: Apr 2009
11-01-2009, 02:55 PM
My gripe is that the diagnostics partitions are indeed useless if the drive is jacked. I can't count how many times that I've run into bad hard drives where the diagnostics partitions are useless. (I have the same gripe with the OS "recovery" being on a partition and the drive takes a ****. Especially when the replacement drive isn't shipped with an OS or recovery partition. You want pissed? I'll show you pissed.)
And I'm sorry, but if Dell is putting diagnostics partitions on the small SSD's, taking up already valuable space, that is a very serious and annoying issue. Throw it on a freaking USB drive so we can boot to the drive and run it.
Join Date: Mar 2009
11-01-2009, 03:13 PM
I always delete the diagnostic partition. Those diagnostics are available on the Drivers and Utility CD that comes with the system. Of course I have an external CDROM drive to run it from, if you do not have external CDROM drive I recommend you leave the diagnostic partition in place, it tests more than just the hard drive.
Join Date: Aug 2009
11-02-2009, 10:08 PM
I shipped it out today, I do not know where my original dell disk was.. I wiped it 2 hours after I bought the Mini and had it running Mac OSX in no time and Ubuntu Netbook Remix. I never knew there was a dell partition till I was trying to figure out why Diagnostics didn't work!
Anyways, hopefully they fix it. I wouldn't mind having a 5200RPM drive, would that even fit in the Mini 9?
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