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Old 08-16-2011, 02:21 AM   #1
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Smile double booting in hp laptops

hi...guys...i jst bought a new hp laptop installed wid win 7....
i am interested in using linux i wanted to double boot my laptop wid win 7 ad linux ..
cn i do diz?
nd hw cn i do diz??
plzz repy..early!!
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Hello and Welcome to LinuxQuestions,

Your post is VERY hard to understand. Please do not use text speak, SMS language, 'phone' shorthand but spell out you words. It will be easier for us to understand you and you'll get an answer a lot sooner. It's also considered rude to ask for 'urgent' help, that is if I understood your 'plzz repy..early' correctly.

As an answer to your question, yes you can dual boot Windows with Linux, without a problem. Have a look at Google for various howtos and step by step guides.

Looking forward to your participation in the forums. Have fun with Linux.

Kind regards,

Old 08-16-2011, 05:47 AM   #3
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Why not...

You should use a linux live-cd and open a terminal, then use the command "fdisk -l" with root privileges to look at your partition table.

Your HP may have as many as four partitions, and you may have to erase one of them. If so, you must show care to choose the right one.

I like to use a copy of PartedMagic to look at partition tables but most live-cds have a partitioning tool.


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