I have an Acer Aspire One from the AO725 series, with a 320gb hard drive, preinstalled with Windows 7 home Premium. It has the following three partitions:
sda1 (ntfs) 13958 MB - the Acer recover partition sda2 (ntfs) 35 MB - the boot sector? sda3 (ntfs) 306006 MB - the main partition for everything else
What I thought of doing was making the 4th partition an extended partition, and then putting in three logical partitions -
one for root: / one for home: /home, and one for swap.
(this way I get to keep the recover partition in case something happens to Windows) Are there any problems with that? (for example, will I be able to use the recovery partition if I ever need it?) Will a standard Ubuntu installer with manual partitioning handle all this well, or do I need to do something special to prevent Grub for overwriting the MBR badly?