I just received a brand new business laptop from my company.
I wanted to install Ubuntu on it. I resized Windows 7 partition and started the installation of the 10.04 LTS. However, I soon discovered a big problem that prevented me to start the installation.
The issue is that the HDD is partitioned with 4 primary partitions: 2 for Win 7 (SYSTEM and C:) and 2 for HP recovery tools. Due to this fact, even if I have more than 200GB of free space, I cannot install a new partition, because 4 is the maximum number of primary partitions!
I'm very disappointed about that, it seems that this partitioning scheme actually prevents a user to install a different OS on the HP laptops.
I thought about removing the recovery partitions, but my company did not allow me to do so.
Do you know if there is any other way to install Ubuntu on this setup?