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Thread: Install ubuntu on Windows 7 with 4 partitions

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    Re: Install ubuntu on Windows 7 with 4 partitions

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    IF you mean the Linux Boot CD, no. That is used to boot your PC into MR so you can run a restore -- since you can't overwrite a partition that is in use.
    No I was more referring to that new recovery partition I am making, on my external hard drive. Does this one work like the one, currently inside of Windows?

    And would you also urge caution trying this approach?

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    Re: Install ubuntu on Windows 7 with 4 partitions

    Those specifications are fine for a machine hosting a VirtualBox VM. I'd give the Ubuntu VM 1.5 GB of the memory and leave the rest for Windows. Oftentimes poor VM performance comes from not allocating enough memory to the guest so it ends up swapping memory to RAM all the time.

    Ubuntu is a little less memory hungry than Windows as well. If your master's program doesn't really care which desktop environment you use, choose a more lightweight version of Ubuntu like Lubuntu or Xubuntu to run in the virtual machine.
    If you ask for help, please have the courtesy to check for responses and thank the people who helped you.

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    Re: Install ubuntu on Windows 7 with 4 partitions

    Hi I came across a friend who just bought a new HP, and then I took a look at the partitioning of it, for obvious reasons.

    Here is the result:



    (I am sorry that it is in Danish but I hope you can figure it out)

    So what is the verdict is this also spoiled? I mean there are two drives with letters C: and D:, but there are like 4 partitions where it shows the partitions of the hard disk.

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    Re: Install ubuntu on Windows 7 with 4 partitions

    That is a UEFI system with gpt partitioning. The efi partition means Windows boots in UEFI boot mode.

    Are you planning on installing Ubuntu to that? You should install Ubuntu in UEFI mode, but HPs are not totally friendly to anything other than Windows, so some work arounds are required.

    Other HPs that most users got to work.
    It seems hp firmware do not allow you to boot anything other than windows. Hence no ubuntu option in the UEFI. To work around it
    1) press esc key while booting to access start up menu 2) press F9 for boot devices menu.
    [SOLVED] Trying to install Ubuntu as dual boot on Windows 8.1 desktop HP500
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2218154
    HP Envy 17 zero brightness, use f3 to change
    acpi=off worked for HP2000
    HP Envy M6
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/34625...is-not-working
    HP Envy - Legacy boot seems to mean either UEFI or Legacy depending on which is found to boot from
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2167063
    Installing Ubuntu on HP Envy-6 Details of what worked post #11
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2123975
    HP 4545s Secure boot off, manually copy files.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2133796
    HP Manually renamed files to make it work.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2131886
    HP p6-2326 Ubuntu and windows 8 Boot DVD
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2093445
    HP to get into UEFI/BIOS menu - escape then f10 as soon as it starts. Key board issues try differnet USB ports maybe front.
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...roduct=5171079
    HP Touchsmart 15
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2213041
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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