Dell OS Recovery Tool Under Linux Mini-HOWTO
Since I was unable to find a specific answer to how can one create a Dell recovery disk from within Linux, I decided to write the steps here.
If you write the CD image directly to the USB drive (or create a new partition and write it there), the laptop will not boot. You need your USB media to be in FAT32 format with the contents of the recovery ISO.
- Download the recovery ISO from the support section of Dell website.
- Insert a USB Drive with enough capacity to hold the contents of the ISO image.
- Format the drive and create a filesystem where
$USB_DEVICEis your USB drive (check with
fdisk -l, it may be