I just bought a new laptop with Windows 7 installed and I'm planning on installing Ubuntu 11.10 for a dual-boot.
Here's my rather basic problem :
I have a 750go hard drive, pretty much partitioned like this :
- Recovery : 25go
- C: (Windows 7) : 295go
- D: (Data) : 380go
That is the factory configuration, the hard drive is still fairly empty (I removed all the bloatware and didn't install anything yet).
This is what I'd like to obtain :
- Keep my recovery partition
- A partition for Windows 7
- A partition for Ubuntu
- A "big" common partition for Windows and Ubuntu data, all the files I'm going to create.
How can I do that? Do I have to resize/create the partitions in Windows 7 before installing Ubuntu? Do I have to do it while installing Ubuntu using Gparted?
I'm quite confused and I'd like to make it right so I guess I need your help.
Thanks a lot everyone.