Problems with repartitioning a HP Pavilion Laptop - PROBLEM SOLVED

Liam Proven lproven at
Sun Aug 19 12:41:07 UTC 2012

On 19 August 2012 04:37, Bill Stanley <bstanle at> wrote:
> I am happy to report that I got Windows 7 and Linux to happily dual-boot.
> The problem was the crazy partitioning scheme that HP uses.  They had the HD
> partitioned into 4 primary partitions.  There was a small partition called
> HP-Tools that basically was just to be used as a storage space for HP
> related stuff.  There was no executable files there so I deleted the drive
> (partition) with windows leaving space where I could create an extended
> partition.  I am happy to also report that at least on this model, a
> Pavilion dv6, there is not UEFI as feared.
> Thank you all for the good advice and particularly Liam Proven for the
> advice on gparted and partitioning before installing Linux.  Also thank you
> to NoOp for pointing out the problem with the partition called HP-Tools.

Glad to hear it all worked out! :¬)

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