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Bilal-Shafique
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Couldn't get how to partion my HDD for installing Ubuntu

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Hi all,

 

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my HP Pavilion Gaming Notebook (Model: P5M76EA) but when it comes to select the partition, I am not able to understand how to proceed.

 

Need help!

 

Thanks.

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banhien
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Hi,

 

Please try:

 

    http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-2569580/make-partitions-windows.html

    https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-partition-a-hard-drive-2626081

 

or using a free software

 

   http://www.partition-tool.com/resource/windows-10-partition-manager/partition-hard-drive-windows-10-...

 

Regards.

BH
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Hello.

I think there's something you should know about creating partitions, which isn't mentioned in those articles provided before.

Being an hp user, you probably already have 4 partitions in your disk (C, recovery, tools, system). Now, the thing is: the disk can only have a maximum of 4 partitions. To have more, the disk is converted from basic to dynamic format. The problem with dynamic disk is that not all OS support it, and also, you can't multiboot with it.

 

In my case, after I created the free space, and created the partitions for linux, once the installation started, and error occured and windows system was damaged, and it wouldn't boot.

 

So make sure of the number of partitions your disk has, and that is still in Basic format, before attempting to install Linux.

If you already have the 4 and need to create another, read this: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/How-to-repartition-HDD-of-HP-no...

 

Good luck!

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