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Installing Linux on Hp pavillion laptop

 
Arun Kumar
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I am planning to buy a new laptop and I have decided on hp pavillion dv2119

it comes with windows mediacenter edition and has two partions
the c: drive and the d: which is recovery drive and has one year warranty

Now the problem is I want to install Linux in that machine and configure it as dual boot system

but the retailer told me that installing linux or partitioning the hard disk will make the warranty void

I couldnt find any useful information in hp's site has any one installed linux in hp laptops?

any clues anyone
 
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Now the problem is I want to install Linux in that machine and configure it as dual boot system

but the retailer told me that installing linux or partitioning the hard disk will make the warranty void

Such restrictions would be illegal in Germany.
Partitioning the hard disk is common practice - not just for dualboot systems.

And HP even sold some of its laptops with ubuntu, 2 years ago, but I don't know for your model.
 
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Originally posted by Arun Kumar:

but the retailer told me that installing linux or partitioning the hard disk will make the warranty void


I don't know about the legality of it, but it would not surprise me. Support does not generate revenue and companies will take any opportunity to minimize their losses.
Have a look around the Linux on Laptops pages and forums. Maybe someone there has some experience with HP and their warranty policy in particular.
If you are just experimenting with Linux, consider using VMWare to run it within Windows or use a CD-bootable distribution like Knoppix. I've used it on my Fujitsu laptop and it works great.
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