I bought an Acer laptop recently. I'm primarily running Ubuntu, with a windows partition for gaming. Anyway, there are a couple of partitions and I'm not sure what their purpose is. I'm assuming that one of them is the install media for Windows, but the other one has me stumped. One is 3.8 GB and the other is 15 GB. The label on the 15 GB one is PQSERVICE. They are both NTFS.
ls gives me this for the 15GB one:
50_CR.DAT EFI ProgramData sources WINRE AcerBoot.iso ImageInfo.dat Program Files SystemCD.DAT boot Napp6.log RCD.DAT System Volume Information BOOTMGR NAPP6_TEMPLATES Restore.dat Users D2D NAPP.DAT RyTools Windows
and the contents of the 3.8 GB one are this:
AcerKit.exe Dan.dll Intel Program Files AcerKit.ini Deu.dll Ita.dll Ptg.dll Arcade.dat Documents and Settings Jpn.dll Root_bg.bmp boot.ini Ell.dll MBR.ini Rus.dll Chs.dll Enu.dll Nld.dll Sve.dll Cht.dll Esp.dll Nor.dll System Volume Information CLLauncher.exe Fin.dll NTDETECT.COM Trk.dll CLSetup Fra.dll ntldr WERUNTIME.INI Csy.dll Hun.dll Plk.dll WINDOWS
They're both obviously put there by Acer, I'm just curious as to what the exact function of each of them is.
EDIT: After thinking about it myself, I think that PQSERVICE might be a factory default Vista installation and the smaller one is install media. Would this be correct?