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I'm trying to get a Lenovo g580 with Windows 7 to dual-boot with Ubuntu 12.04.3. It has UEFI so Wubi didn't work for me.

Then I found some advice to install from a liveDVD so I shrank the Windows C: partition to make space for Ubuntu.

The next step in the advice was to load the liveDVD and use GParted to merge the unallocated space to the D: drive (because my Lenovo laptop has already got the Max 4 drives) but no matter what I did, I couldn't get the drives to merge & I'm finding it very complicated in the advice on the net.

Can anyone tell me a step-by-step guide of getting Ubuntu to dual boot on a Lenovo laptop which has "one key recovery".

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I use a Lenovo laptop and I haven't problems with Ubuntu. A official tutorial : http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/install-desktop-long-term-support

It's good to use official tutorial because It's very important to install correctly it.

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What drive did you install Ubuntu onto? In my laptop it has the maximum number of drives & there is no unallocated space. Thanks for your reply. –  gavin Nov 25 '13 at 19:59
    
please open Ubuntu in live mode from cd or usb, press Ctrl+Alt+ T to open terminal, type gparted, press Enter and make screenshot with PrtSc key(Print Screen key) after loading ends. And finally upload the screenshot and post it here. –  L.V.A Nov 25 '13 at 20:12
    
It's need for me, else I can't help you. –  L.V.A Nov 25 '13 at 20:14
    
dropbox.com/s/awmyvonmk7h6okh/… –  gavin Nov 25 '13 at 20:24
    
i hope you can see that screenshot. let me know if not –  gavin Nov 25 '13 at 20:25

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