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Old 11-24-2012, 05:41 AM   #1
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Dual boot Windows 7, Ubuntu and Recovery Partition


I am planning to install Ubuntu(or any other Ubuntu base distro) on HP Probook with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit preinstalled.
There is one 750 GB disk with Win. system partition(100 MB), and recovery partition(to reinstall Win., drivers, and other HP stuff).
I created two partitions - first I shrink existing partition on which windows is to 120 GB, then created on unallocated space a partition of 600 GB for storing data.
This partition have enough fre space to create an unallocated(unpartitioned?) space for Linux installation.
I know well how to install linux on dual boot, create Linux partitions, so there is no problem.

My Question is - what to be with recovery partition after Linux installation?
It still be usable in case to need reinstall Windows for any reason?

Thanks for answers.
Old 11-24-2012, 06:02 AM   #2
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Yes everything will be fine. If you allow Ubuntu to update the MBR you may get two entries for windoze in the boot menu.
Be very careful which one you pick - I've had machines where the restore starts and can't be interrupted.

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OK, thanks for answer.
Laptop is not mine, i am only asked to install Ubuntu on this comp.
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This website has several very detailed tutorials on dual booting Ubuntu and Windows7 if you need more info:


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