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I've just installed Win7 and left enough space on my hdd for Ubuntu. I'd like to create a root partition, a swap partition and a home partition. Do I need to create them in a special order, at a special location and most importantly: which one should be primary and which one logical?

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There is no particular recommended order. Also, it is not required to have a special type for partitions (you can make them logical or primary however you want; the number of primary partitions is restricted to, I think, 4). You can read here about strategies on how to create your multidisk system.

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I guess not... But i always create the "/" partition, then home partition and last the swap...

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That's the wonderful freedom of gnu/linux based systems. I've never had the arrogance to say 'my way is right, yours is wrong'. That is the Windows way. – barrydrake May 8 '12 at 19:57

You might want to consider just letting the live-DVD follow the defaults unless you have a special reason for wanting home and root on separate partitions. That course is no longer used by most Ubuntu folk these days.

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Why is that so? – H3R3T1K May 7 '12 at 21:10
Mainly because we are using safe backups automatically and using the cloud for important stuff. It just isn't important any more to have personal stuff on a different partition so this has become the default on the Ubuntu install. Feel free to stick with what you like. – barrydrake May 8 '12 at 7:35

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