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Strange. I get about 3hrs on my laptop battery. Exact same that was with Windows.

Ubuntu 11.10 (and many of the ones before it) run compiz which really taxes your battery life. They also neglect a lot of other little power saving settings that you have to set yourself (e.g. Intel specific settings). In Windows, when idling my laptop runs completely cool however in stock Ubuntu idling the computer runs rather warm, warmer than it should with significantly reduced battery life. Thankfully, it's fixable if you take the time to eliminate the nice eye candy compiz and change some settings.
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I use classic desktop for Ubuntu 11.10. I don't run compiz or anything fancy like that, it's only a laptop. My laptop idles down to about 1Ghz using Ubuntu, fan even turns off. This is my 3rd laptop running Ubuntu with no batteries issues.

Me thinks you got something else going on there!
    
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Is there any way of dual booting without deleting any of the original partitions? o need the system and windows, the tools I need for the quick start button, and recovery I feel is important to recovery my windows encase anything happens

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Have you tried formatting the partition to Ext4?
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hi josh

no i haven't
im not very techy
so how would i do this?
Currently: 1) System, 2) Windows, 3) Recovery, 4) HP_TOOLS
Shrink 50gb from windows format > new simple volume into NTFS > then?


=====================

Ah look what i found
Quote:
What I did... Very much like what thorkelljarl described:

-Copied HP_TOOLS files to a flash drive (100MB partition contained <40MB files)
-Booted to linux live CD
-Used Gparted to delete HP_TOOLS partition, resized Windows partition to make room for linux partitions
-Added extended partition from the disk area made available from the resize, and in the extended partition added partitions for Linux, home, swap, and new HP_TOOLS (this one FAT32)
-copied HP_TOOLS files to new partition
-installed Linux
Everything seems to work: windows/linux dual boot, recovery boot, HP_TOOLS
SOURCE

However this seems confusing to do
-Used Gparted to delete HP_TOOLS partition, resized Windows partition to make room for linux partitions
-Added extended partition from the disk area made available from the resize, and in the extended partition added partitions for Linux, home, swap, and new HP_TOOLS (this one FAT32)
Edited by karan.t - 1/14/12 at 3:27am
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Boot in to Gparted. Click on the partitioning tool and select the 50GB partition. Right click (or somewhere in the options menu) select format and then Ext4.

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Well I don't understand what's what.
its meant to be
System 200 mb
Windows 450GB approx
Recovery few GB
And tools 4GB

But in gpart it looks all confused like this

75c46393-71bc-7dc8.jpg

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Click on the partition you want to change, click "partition" in the menu bar and select Ext4.
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Well I don't understand what's what.
its meant to be
System 200 mb
Windows 450GB approx
Recovery few GB
And tools 4GB
But in gpart it looks all confused like this
75c46393-71bc-7dc8.jpg
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Yeah, josh didn't see your previous post. I know you can't. What happened is that your Ubuntu, Recovery and C:\ drives are all merged into one NTFS "extended partition". Ubuntu is incapable of seeing into it.

Your best shot is to delete the ubuntu partition, and move over all of the ntfs partitions to the left so that you have free unallocated space on the right. Then see what you can do to include the HP_tools into that big mass of NTFS partitions. I don't know how you can do it Theoretically if you can do that, you'll have 3 primary partitions and then you'll be able to make an ubuntu root partition.

Move and resize the partitions in Windows, otherwise you might risk loosing data in the partitions that you are going to move over.

EDIT: Wait nevermind, I screwed up. HP_Tools is a Fat32 partition and therefore cannot be merged into the group. A better shot would be to see if you can work with the SYSTEM partition or the other smaller one and see if you can include it in that large NTFS group.
Edited by Rothen - 1/14/12 at 5:58am
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hi josh
no i haven't
im not very techy
so how would i do this?
Currently: 1) System, 2) Windows, 3) Recovery, 4) HP_TOOLS
Shrink 50gb from windows format > new simple volume into NTFS > then?
=====================
Ah look what i found
Quote:
What I did... Very much like what thorkelljarl described:
-Copied HP_TOOLS files to a flash drive (100MB partition contained <40MB files)
-Booted to linux live CD
-Used Gparted to delete HP_TOOLS partition, resized Windows partition to make room for linux partitions
-Added extended partition from the disk area made available from the resize, and in the extended partition added partitions for Linux, home, swap, and new HP_TOOLS (this one FAT32)
-copied HP_TOOLS files to new partition
-installed Linux
Everything seems to work: windows/linux dual boot, recovery boot, HP_TOOLS
SOURCE
However this seems confusing to do
-Used Gparted to delete HP_TOOLS partition, resized Windows partition to make room for linux partitions
-Added extended partition from the disk area made available from the resize, and in the extended partition added partitions for Linux, home, swap, and new HP_TOOLS (this one FAT32)

Sounds like a good idea. Doesn't seem that hard. It is just making HP tools part of your Ubuntu extended partition.
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