Want to dual boot Slackware on my laptop, but I already have 4 primary partitions
Hi. Forgive my ignorance, but my head is starting to spin on this issue. I have been doing the legwork to get ready for a dual boot installation of Slackware and Windows 7 for the second day in a row now (reading manuals, defragmenting disks, backing up and moving things around, etc.), and just when I was about to get things started by resizing my windows partition to make room for Slackware, I discovered that the manufacturer has already put 4 primary partitions on the drive.
There is a system partition, a recovery partition, a normal C: partition where my data is, and also a manufacturer specific "HP Tools" partition that does god only knows what.
So basically I'm just wondering what the easiest way to deal with this might be (other than of course just erasing the entire thing and never looking back, which I unfortunately cannot do).
Can anyone help?
Last edited by BloomingNutria; 06-26-2012 at 04:44 PM.
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