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Old 09-27-2010, 01:49 PM   #1
mirchichamu
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New Laptop partitioning and dual booting help?


I bought a new laptop having the following specs:

Processor: Intel I5
RAM: 6GB
HD: 500 GB
Video card: nvidia with cuda with 1 GB RAM.

My Hard Disc already has 3 partitions: C=448 GBs (where windows 7 is installed=64 bit) D:Recovery (16.5GBs) and E:HP_TOOLS (99MB).

I want to have dual boot and install linux also. BUT I dont want to delete the other partitions as well. How do I do that?

Am I able to shrink C partition without disturbing windows installation and creat another partition in C drive? What it will be called: Primary or logical partition?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 09-27-2010, 03:36 PM   #2
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I would suggest you boot a Live CD of whatever distribution you are planning to install and run the command: fdisk -l from a terminal as root user (that is a Lower case Letter L in the command). Post this partition information here to get specific help.

I would suggest you resize your windows partitions from within windows, can't remember what the tool is called?

It should not be a problem to install .
 
Old 09-27-2010, 04:15 PM   #3
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Hi,

I would use the M$ tools. Look at 'How to resize a partition in Windows Vista', it may be of some aid.
 
Old 09-28-2010, 01:27 PM   #4
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Thanks yancek and onebuck for your replies.
I have rearranged my partitions through gparted live CD. The next step will be to install my favorite Distro.
 
  


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