I just bought a new MacBook Pro and have decided to triple boot my old HP G62 (~4 years old) with Mavericks, Ubuntu, and Windows 8. My HP was previously running Windows 7, but in the process of trying to boot Ubuntu onto it, I deleted Windows 7 and now the computer is only running Ubuntu.
I'm not ultimately concerned about Windows 7 being gone forever, but I want to know how I should go about triple booting this computer. Should I start by booting Windows or OS X first? And how can I make a USB boot stick for either of these?
I would like to find a way to do this without using my MacBook and just using my HP as I don't want to download anything to my new computer that might contain a virus.
Note: I know I most likely will have to partition my hard drive for this, but when I look in GParted, it says that my
/dev/sda5 is nearly full when I know this is not the case as I completely cleared the hard drive before installing Ubuntu. I am not able to create an unallocated partition larger than 4 MiB, and I am unable to deactivate
/dev/sda5, which is listed as "lvm2 pv" file type and "ubuntu-vg" mount point.
Did I not install Ubuntu correctly? I believe my
/dev/sda1 is where Ubuntu is installed because the file system is "ext2" and the mount point is "/boot".