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    Default BT4R1 Inst Dual Boot w/ W7 & 1 More Partition - HELP

    My set up is 1 MBR partition (Automatically created by W7, 100mb in size)
    10 GB NTFS Partition, undeletable, created by manufacturer as a *Recovery* tool, they say if I delete this partition, my laptop cannot be verified hence cannot be supported.
    1 Master Partition (C: Drive) 150 GB, I partitioned this as such so that in case I will multi-boot a Linux system, I have sufficient space, the only problem is that I have another
    Back up partition, (D: Drive) 300 GB.

    Let me explain the problem I am seeing,

    In W7, you can have 4 partitions. Any more free space that you want to format would not be recognized by the system anymore, here lies the dilemma, if I install BT4, on my C: Drive, I understand that there will be an option to support BT4 (via *Shrinking* the drive)

    If I do this, will I also be able to reformat my Windows 7 Installation? Given that once I install BT4, I will be having more than 4 partitions in my system.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, TIA.

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    Default Re: BT4R1 Inst Dual Boot w/ W7 & 1 More Partition - HELP

    Quote Originally Posted by TheBouncer View Post
    My set up is 1 MBR partition (Automatically created by W7, 100mb in size)
    10 GB NTFS Partition, undeletable, created by manufacturer as a *Recovery* tool, they say if I delete this partition, my laptop cannot be verified hence cannot be supported.
    1 Master Partition (C: Drive) 150 GB, I partitioned this as such so that in case I will multi-boot a Linux system, I have sufficient space, the only problem is that I have another
    Back up partition, (D: Drive) 300 GB.

    Let me explain the problem I am seeing,

    In W7, you can have 4 partitions. Any more free space that you want to format would not be recognized by the system anymore, here lies the dilemma, if I install BT4, on my C: Drive, I understand that there will be an option to support BT4 (via *Shrinking* the drive)

    If I do this, will I also be able to reformat my Windows 7 Installation? Given that once I install BT4, I will be having more than 4 partitions in my system.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, TIA.
    I just this to a asus 1001p netbook..
    - Back everything up w/ clonezilla
    - Go into windows.. shrink your C partition
    - deleted and recreated a logical d partition
    - fired up gparted.
    - Create a ext2 part for bt4r1 (13 gigs)
    - Create a ext2 part for ubuntu nbrmx
    - create a 2 gig linux swap file
    - install nbrmx
    - install bt4r1

    enjoy!

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