Hi Linux Community,
I find my self struggling with the slowness of windows OS once again.
It's Time to change with the Ubuntu 10.10 64bit for I like to use a faster Operating System.
My Hard Disk laptop has a RECOVERY and HP_TOOLS partition they are both Primary.
I Have the System Recovery DVD for Windows 64bit should anything bad happen.
Here's the layout I used with windows before:
* (C:) Windows 7 system partition NTFS - 284,89GB (Primary,ad Boot,Pagefile,Dump) * HP_TOOLS system partition FAT32 - 99MB (Primary) * (D:) RECOVERY partition NTFS - 12,90GB (Primary) * SYSTEM partition NTFS 199MB (Primary)
Here's the layout I wanted to make:
* (C:) Windows 7 system partition NTFS - 60GB (Primary) (sda1) * (D:) Windows DATA partition (user files) NTFS - 120GB(Primary)(sda2);wanna share with Linux * Linux root Ext4 - 10GB (Extended)(sda3) (Ubuntu 10.10 64bit) * Linux home Ext3 - 90GB (Extended)(sda4) (Ubuntu 10.10 64bit) * Linux swap swap- RAM size, 3GB (sda5) * Linux root Ext3- 18GB (Extended) (sda6) (OpenSuse or Puppy or kubuntu)
Here is my New Ubuntu 10.10 64bit layout in use now:
* SYSTEM partition NTFS 199MB (Primary) (sda1) * (C:) Windows 7 system partition NTFS - 90GB (Primary) (sda2) * (D:) Windows 7 RECOVERY partition NTFS - 12,90GB (Primary) (sda3) * Linux system partition EXTENDED - 195,1GB (Logical) * Linux root Ext4- 10GB (Extended) (sda4) * Linux swap swap- RAMx2 size, 6,1GB (sda5) * Linux home Ext3- 179GB (Extended) (sda6)
When I installed Ubuntu,I didn't know if I could wipe all previous partitions,because of the RECOVERY partition.
So I just made the space for my extended partition with GParted by deleting the HP_TOOLS (Fat32).
By doing this I managed somehow to install Ubuntu 64 with Success.
And I also made the partitions for the swap or a third Linux OS as Jordan suggested.
But I couldn't actually make the partitions for the shared NTFS.(no option!)
Question 1: What is the proper way to Windows 7/Ubuntu 10.10 Dual-Triple Boot Partitioning for Laptop OEM??
Thank you in advance for your advises and suggestions and Happy New Year to All!!