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Re: Acer aspire v5-571p-6815 debian install

I dont have any option for making recovery cds. It gives option to make recovery USB stick. There are already four primary partitions, out of which 3 ie EFI system and 2 recovery partitions are hidden.

On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 at 7:37 PM, Michael <jm603@jagmail.southalabama.edu> wrote:
On 11/03/2012 10:38 PM, L V Gandhi wrote:
I purchased the above laptop with win8 and touchscreen today. When I checked disk management I found that it already have 4 primary partitions;
1)500 mb  recovery,
2) 500 mb for  EFI
3) 687gb  for running win8 and
4) 11.5gb for recovery partition.
Though I can install debian in virtual machine, is there any possiblity of dual booting keeping recovery partitions as I do not want to forego warrenty. Any one has installed dual booting in such a system?

L V Gandhi

L V,

When you install, the partitioner will ask you several questions during setup.  DO NOT choose 'use entire disk.'  Click/check only the 687G partition and you'll be fine.

Alternately, check you Windows help files.  There may be a possibility that you can create a set of restore CDs.  There is on my Acer so I think it fairly safe to assume that your Acer system has the same option.  That way, if you do botch your installation, you can always use your restore CDs.

Keep us posted.


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