Intel Core i3 2130
Home networked (wired)
So, here's the process I went through: in Windows I shrunk my C:\ to create 25GB unallocated space. Booted up with the install CD (12.10/64bit). It installed without incident (never asked about partitions, etc., just installed). When I rebooted, no dual boot menu -- it booted directly into Win 7. Tried again, same thing.
It seems as if the partitions were created OK - first, 17.2GB (/ext4); second, 7.9GB (swap). They are both listed as Primary/Healthy. I suspect the inability to boot into Ubuntu has to do with that 100MB partition at the front of the drive that HP likes to create. I'm far from an expect, though, and have no idea how to proceed (but I have a feeling this might be a common problem). Can anyone point me in the right direction?