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I have a Thinkpad T420 which runs on Windows 7 Pro and I would like to install Ubuntu 12.04 on it via Dual Boot. But the thing is, I'd like to keep the Thinkvantage Recovery Partition. I've been researching and found this:

Install Ubuntu on ThinkPad, recovery section must remain intact

and

http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Rescue_and_Recovery

But the information doesn't seem to be updated for for my situation (the second link indicates that it won't work with Windows 7). Just wonderin' if anyone already has experience doing this?

I could create recovery CD/DVD's but I'll be more happy i can keep recovery partition and boot information on the hard drive functional (for future resale purposes).

Any Ideas?

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How will you be installing Ubuntu? –  Mitch Jun 4 '12 at 10:33
    
Planning to create a USB based installer based on a 64bit iso. –  The PC Samurai Jun 5 '12 at 0:14
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Create a partition in Windows 7, say 50GB. Then run the installation CD and make partitions, such as:

  • /boot 500 MG
  • / 15 GB
  • /home - the rest
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