I was about to install Ubuntu on my Win 7 HP6550b laptop, dual boot, when I came up against a problem. The Ubuntu installation says that the partition which I have put aside for it is unusable.
After reading around it seems that I have already reached the 4-partition limit of the Master Boot Record (MBR) partitioning scheme.
Windows does indeed show four existing partitions, each of them primary. They are:
- c:\ drive. Main partition. NTFS. 400 Gb.
- HP Recovery. NTFS. 15 Gb.
- HP Tools. FAT32. 2 Gb.
- System. NTFS. 0.3 Gb.
Can I remove any of partitions 2, 3 or 4? What would the impact be? Or am I better to change one to a logical partition?