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[ubuntu] Installing 11.10 32-bit dual-boot on a HP Pavillion DV6-6140us Llano system

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 32-bit Desktop Edition in a dual-boot configuration on a two-day-old HP Pavillion DV6-6140us with Windows 7 preinstalled. Installing Ubuntu took a few hours and caused me a bit of frustration, so I figured I'd clean up my notes and share them. The DV6-6140us runs an AMD Llano APU, consisting of an AMD A8-3500M CPU and an AMD Radeon HD 6620G GPU. These chips, as of 09Dec2011, do not work with Ubuntu 11.10 without some tweaking, which I will describe below. Windows 7 comes preinstalled with four primary partitions: --SYSTEM, which contains a Windows bootloa (Hardware)