View Full Version : [ubuntu] Encrypted Lucid Lynx on a Dual Boot System with Win. 7

July 28th, 2010, 11:57 AM
Hi there Gods and Gurus

I just recieved 4 new Vaio VPCF12M1E to work and i want to use these together with Encrypted Lucid Lynx dual boot with Windows 7, i have followed the instructions given at this guide:

But i get into trouble after step 3 when i have created the non encrypted /boot partition as ext2 file system, since this should be primary.....
But i also got 3 other primary partitions in the preinstalled windows 7, all NTFS.
1. 11GB recoverypartition
2. 100mb System Reserved
3. C: 244GB that is shrinked.
4. Left with approx 260GB blank disc.

5. 254MB ext 3 /boot is installed as primary and that lefts me with 243GB "UNUSABLE" space since as i understand it only 4 primary partitions can be installed.

So the question is, can i delete System Reserved partition of 100mb or downgrade it from primary in some way? Or is there some other solution to fix this?
I have also burnt 3 Recovery DVD's if i mess it up somewehere, and i have already used them 3 times.....