Dual Booting on an HP with a recovery partition. - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-21-2005, 11:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 8
Question Dual Booting on an HP with a recovery partition.

Hey,

I hope this post is in the right place.

Can I safely dual boot Linux and windows XP on a HP media center (m260n)? When I get to the partitioning screen for Ubuntu it looks like it will format the recovery partition along with the windows partition. It's a 120G drive with a 20G recovery partition, and Ubuntu wants to format 120G not just the 100G currently used by windows. Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Niles
__________________

Niles is offline  
Old 10-22-2005, 11:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Nitestick's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: смерти для спаме
Posts: 8,473
Default

i don't think the recovery partition is necessary, but don't take my word for it. generally a linux dual boot with windows will work best if you make the windows partition first, install windows, then partition and format the remaining space for linux and install.
__________________

Nitestick is offline  
Old 10-22-2005, 11:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 2,134
Default

use partition magic to make ur windows 20-40GB smaller, and then knok off another 1GB for swap space. use partition maging to format the big partition as ext3, and then format the small 1GB partition as linux swap.

when installing ubuntu, set it to install on the ext3, and use the other one as swap space. tell it not to use ur windows partition.

ubuntu works fine with my dell utility partition. if, like mine it is a partition you can boot to, you will not be able to boot to it without modifying grub.

when installing, allow grub to be installed onto the mbr. if all goes wrong, you can always boot off the cd to recovery console, and "fixmbr"

hope this helps
joshd is offline  
Old 10-22-2005, 12:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 8
Default

Alright, Ill give it a shot. Thanks both of you for your help.
Niles is offline  
Old 10-22-2005, 12:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 833
Send a message via ICQ to Amd2800 Send a message via AIM to Amd2800 Send a message via Yahoo to Amd2800
Default

no u need to format windows and partition 50gb each n reinstall windows and then install Linux
__________________
NEW PC : The I5-2500 3.3ghz
CPU : Intel I5-2500 @ 3.3Ghz *SandyBridge* - Ram : 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz Dual Channel - Mobo : Asus P8H67-M Pro
HDD0 : 1TB Sata 2 - GFX : ATI Radeon HD6950 2GB - Sound: Realtek 5.1 Onboard - OS1 : Windows 7 Ultimate X64

Dell Studio 1747 Laptop
CPU : Intel I7 - Q720 @ 1.66Ghz - Ram: 4GB Ram DDR3 1333Mhz Dual Channel - Mobo : Dell - HDD: 2x 500GB Sata 2 - OS1: Windows 7 Ultimate X64





Quote:
I want a processor in my brain..... Can i upgrade my ram?

Amd2800 is offline  
Old 10-24-2005, 12:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 2,134
Default

^^^

i didnt need to do that. resizing the partitions is fine.
joshd is offline  
Old 10-24-2005, 01:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Alvin.C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 2,580
Default Re:

Hello,

Have you burnt a set of recovery discs for your HP?
__________________

__________________
Alvin.C
linkedin.com/in/alvinwkchan

|Gaming PC| |Dell Latitude E7250| |Macbook Air 13" (Mid 2013)|
|Windows 10 Pro (x64)| |Intel Core i5-6600 @ 3.3 GHz| |MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X| |Noctua NH-D15S CPU Cooler| |Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-GAMING 5 mATX Motherboard| |Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD| |Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4-SDRAM| |OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular PSU| |NZXT Vulcan Micro ATX Case|
Alvin.C is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.