I am trying to install Ubuntu 10.10 on a machine running Windows 7 Ultimate currently. I have few doubts, before I moved forward with installation regarding partitioning (I have lot vista last time without any back up :( ). So I am following the tutorial here
My current machine config is:
- Windows 7 Ultimate
- 300 GB (262 GB NTFS Windows + 100 Mb (System files) + 37 GB Unallocated (Used Windows Shrink Tool))
- I have Ubuntu 10.10 on USB (with USB plug in (which boots it perfectly))
My doubts are: The author has mentioned about making multiple partitions under Ubuntu and windows-
- Windows 7 system partition(I am guessing its my 262 GB) (sda1)
- Extended Partition - (sda2)
- Windows Partition (Windows Files) - (sda5)
Windows data partition (user files);"You can share it in Linux". I definitely want this, if I can at least open my media(pics, videos n all from both OS)
Linux Root, Linux swap, Linux Home
1.Do I really need all this? 2.If I do need these 3 Linux partitions, considering 37GB for Linux, how would you suggested me distribute it?
Your help is highly appreciated.