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    Exclamation HP 550 Dual Boot partitions...

    1st of all I'm kinda new (have this account for a while didn't use it)

    I bought a HP 550(notebook)
    want to dual boot vista(pre installed) with ubuntu
    1)can i delete the ubuntu partition and melt it back into "C" ? (IF i ever want vista only again?)

    Will there allways be this many options when you dual boot?( http://apcmag.com/images/apcapc/howt...s/ubuntu04.jpg )

    or is there a way to only put 8.10 / Vista


    *-*Is there someone who has that laptop? and can give me some feedback?*-*

    also ; i'm scared that i'm gonna have that "Laptop Hardrive Killer Bug"

    and is there a garanteed way to overcome it if i have it?

    thanks to all who are willing to help
    Last edited by WannabeFantasma; January 19th, 2009 at 11:43 AM.

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    Re: HP 550 Dual Boot partitions...

    yes you can 'melt' the partition back into C:/

    you could use either gparted on a live CD or the Windows own partition manager. in the days of XP, to remove grub so it boots straight into windows all you needed to do was boot from a Windows Boot Disk (either the XP CD itself or a boot disk from bootdisk.com) and run

    Code:
    fixmbr
    not sure how that works with Vista and its bootloader though

    in fact, look here
    http://quainttech.blogspot.com/2007/...ista-dual.html
    and here
    http://episteme.arstechnica.com/eve/...m/254009228831
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    Re: HP 550 Dual Boot partitions...

    ah ok thanks

    i found that site allready but... there isn't a recovery disk with my laptop (waiting for reply from store whether i can burn them somehow)

    and some person (on youtube) said you had to put the grub into ubuntu partition or something, if i do that will the grub loader be gone when i delete ubuntu partition? (or will there just be that error 17?)

    will i have those options like that screenshot? (like alot of kernels or don't know what those are)
    or just Ubuntu / vista when i need to pick OS (like in wubi i think)
    (hoping for just Ubuntu/Vista)
    Last edited by WannabeFantasma; January 19th, 2009 at 04:30 PM.

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