How do I set up a dual boot Windows and Ubuntu?
I am coming from another planet (Windows planet) but i'm friendly and i hope you are also !?! I recently bought a new hardware (a laptop) because i got accepted at a good Computer Science University in my country . I also heard that we're going to study Linux alot so i thought why not getting started with it . I tryed some Virtualization in Windows for Kubuntu 8.x(an older version) and now Ubuntu 12.04 .
For a few days now i'm getting more into Linux, and i decided to not just use it in VirtualBox. So i kept on this new machine, when i partitioned it, some unallocated/free space (as you see from the screenshot) to install Ubuntu on it .( Note that i allocated for other partitions the exact size that i wanted by using 1GB=1024 MB -joke :) ). http://s17.postimage.org/kr0mtkhfz/Capture.png
Now, even though i'm a tourist here , i managed to do a live usb for ubuntu and some additional repair tools on it if necessary.
But when it comes to how to partition the 100.66 GB left i'm blocked out. Here's what i want to have :
- a partition with Ubuntu installed - which i want to make it PRIMARY (the forth and last one i can) but i don't know how much space should i use (for Windows 7 on C: i kept 50 giga)
- the required partition for system repair or Ubuntu creates this automatically?
- the swap partition and size more or even 4 gb RAM , should i go more than 4 GB ? Windows's page file is bigger but i wanted to shrink it anyway
- the partition where to keep most user files/games/kits i don't remind exactly but is this called home/ partition ? Should i make it fat32 so i can make this a "shared with win partition" ?
OH MY GOD when did i wrote so much text ?!?! ... Please , if you're still here, tell me your opinion about how should i allocate the free space considering what i said before