I would like to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 on a HP G62 Notebook. Although I have installed Ubuntu in a dual-boot many times before, I found out that this model has already four partitions.
- SYSTEM (NTFS, 199MB, used 66.59MB)
- Partition without any tag: NTFS (579GM, used 129GB)
- RECOVERY (NTFS 16.74 GB, used 2.42GB)
- HP_TOOLS (FAT32, 103.34 MB, used 13.23MB)
Since I am not an expert with partitions I would like to get advice on how to do this.
My first idea is this one:
- Free some space from /dev/sda2 (I don't know if could also free some other space)
- delete the HP_Tools partition (I have already created a backup)
- create an extended partition with the free space in #1 containing three parititions: swap (1gb); / (EXT4, 30GB); /home (EXT4, 120GB)
Another option is to use wubi instead.
What do you think? Is there any other way to achieve this?
PS: I really think this HP policy of using 4 partitions is not a coincidence
PS: I tried using gparted from the live CD and I got a warning message saying that if I freed some space from /dev/sda2 I could create serious issues in the system