Hello,\n\nI recently had to replace the hard drive in an Asus Eee PC 900HA netbook,\nwhich originally came with Windows XP Home installed on it.\n\nSince the new drive was larger than the original one, my plan was to\nreinstall Windows and then install Ubuntu (not the Netbook version) making\nit into a dual boot system. However, after successfully using the restore\ndisk to install Windows on the new drive, I discovered that I was unable to\ninstall Ubuntu due to the fact that in the Windows restoration process\napparently 4 partitions were created. It appears that is the maximum number\nof partitions allowed. Granted, I could delete one or more of them, but I\ndon't think that would be a safe thing to do. Unfortunately, at the moment,\nI don't have the partition information with me to post here.\n\nHas anyone else encountered this? I believe that I just followed whatever\nthe default settings were on the restoration disk and didn't deliberately\ncreate any of the partitions myself. Does anyone here have any pointers as\nto how I can manage to get Ubuntu installed without crippling Windows by\npossibly removing a necessary partition?\n\nI should also mention that I used an external CD drive connected via a USB\ncable adapter to install Windows from the CD.\n\nThanks in advance to those who post a reply.\n\nPeter.