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Windows 7: partitioning and dual booting advice (netbook ...eeek)

10 Jun 2011   #1
mysticeye

windows 7 starter
 
 
partitioning and dual booting advice (netbook ...eeek)

I have a hp mini netbook.
And it runs windows 7 starter.
Im trying to put ubuntu on it also, as a dual boot.
I managed to shrink my drive, and i think it partitioned it, but its not 'allocated' as anything, i tried to namne it etc, but i got a warning that all other drives would be unbootable if i proceeded.
( i know i should also have made a back up recovery disc b4 shrinking the drive.. BUT have you ever tried to make a bootable recovery file for a netbook when u havnt got a usb dvd drive? forget it. I have a usb hdd, but couldnt seem to make a recovery file without the neet to use a dvd drive to make it bootable. oh well, its done now, and luckily everything seems ok, tho if u can give me the info on how to do this in future, it would be usefull. thanks)

So.. how do i get that unallocated hard disk space ready for my ubuntu experiment?
And how do i make it so ubuntu doesnt screw with my windows 7 boot up, but gives me a dual boot?
Thanks


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10 Jun 2011   #2
mysticeye

windows 7 starter
 
 

hmm
well thanks for the no help
lol

i tried to do it myself..
now i have wat might be a bricked netbook
if anyone actually wants to help me
please message me

nothing is working at all
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10 Jun 2011   #3
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Sometimes patience is a virtue. Since you wiped the recovery partition that option is gone, can you get or do you have an install disc?

What exactly have you done?

We have a thorough list of tutorials that would have helped you do that the right way.
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10 Jun 2011   #4
mysticeye

windows 7 starter
 
 

im lucky, i managed to get it booting up again

basically i have the hp recovery manager built in, as it was a hp computer, supplied with windows 7

and sorry, but i cant get thru guides very well.
in fact, it was guides that got me into the mess anyway
the problem with guides is, they often dont work the same way as the computer reacts..
then ure stuffed.

the guides i like are the definitive ones.
any others just serve as a hinderance.
Take the ubuntu guide on installing a linux os over a woindow7 os

'select the automatic dual boot'
there is no option to do that
howver many times i try.
this is my point
forget guides..
unless they are difinitive.

so i tried to install ubuntu on the 100gb unallocated space
cant do it
dunno how to activate the unallocated space
stuck
annoyed
tired of computers in general
im no tech head & dont want to be
can this be sorted out simply??
or do i just do a complete sytem resore with my hp recovery, and newver damn well touch it again?
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10 Jun 2011   #5
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Well that's a start, if I was going to experiment I would use option one of this tutorial Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu

That way you don't have to mess with the boot manager, you just install it inside windows.

Quote:
or do i just do a complete sytem resore with my hp recovery, and newver damn well touch it again?
If you can do this, that sounds like your best bet.
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10 Jun 2011   #6
mysticeye

windows 7 starter
 
 

if u can show me a step by step fool proof guide
on how to make a dual boot system on my netbook ( i dont have an external dvd drive either)
then i may do it
if not.. im not gonna bother..
its just not worth the tortue
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10 Jun 2011   #7
mysticeye

windows 7 starter
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Well that's a start, if I was going to experiment I would use option one of this tutorial Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu

That way you don't have to mess with the boot manager, you just install it inside windows.

but my hard drive i managed to split
the 100gb free space is unallocated
how to i actually render it usefull?
thanks

see..
step ONE
of that guide, i cant even do
it says to select a drive
im supposed to install it on the hard drive i want to install my ubuntu on?
or wat??
wat a joke

my 100free space is unallocated, as i said
so its not even allowing me to use it
grrrrrrrrrrrrr
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10 Jun 2011   #8
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mysticeye View Post
if u can show me a step by step fool proof guide
on how to make a dual boot system on my netbook ( i dont have an external dvd drive either)
then i may do it
if not.. im not gonna bother..
its just not worth the tortue
I added to my post above.

Why are you trying to do this then?
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10 Jun 2011   #9
mysticeye

windows 7 starter
 
 

how do i delete that unallocated space that i wasted time creating, before i continue please?

sorry to sound annoyed..
i am..
very
ive been at this for about 15 hours

ubuntu messed me around
i couldnt make a recovery disk from my netbook
so now , lets hoipe windows 7 doesnt also give me grief
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10 Jun 2011   #10
mysticeye

windows 7 starter
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mysticeye View Post
if u can show me a step by step fool proof guide
on how to make a dual boot system on my netbook ( i dont have an external dvd drive either)
then i may do it
if not.. im not gonna bother..
its just not worth the tortue
I added to my post above.

Why are you trying to do this then?
because a netbook is slow
ubuntu is faster os than windows 7


so i want a dual booting netbook
one for speed
other for all the software that only windows runs




by the way.. i didnt REALISE it would be torture til after i tried it of course.

and now ive shrunk my windows 7, for no reason..
probly made th ewhole shystem less stable than it was b4
all for nothing
so how do i delete that uneccesary unallocated hdd space i made?
thanks

so i want a dual booting netbook
one for speed
other for all the software that only windows runs


nevermind
ive had enuff
thanks very much for trying to help

i'll wait til people make this stuff easier to do
til then, im not gonan bother.
i suspect windows 7 will make things easier..
and ubuntu will do it about 10 years after

ubuntu is a great, smooth os.. but its kind of rubbish too
not enuff software support..
and often has problems installing drivers etc..
it kind of runs more like a beta if u ask me
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