I am guessing which is the better partition scheme for a system with EFI and GPT.
Currently, I have the following scheme:
NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 465.8G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 190.8M 0 part /boot/efi ├─sda2 8:2 0 83.8G 0 part / ├─sda3 8:3 0 379.9G 0 part /home └─sda4 8:4 0 1.9G 0 part [SWAP]
I need to install Windows (7 or 8) along ubuntu, so, when 12.10 arrive, I plan reinstalling my ubuntu 12.04 and add a Windows 7 partition.
The problem is that EFI systems with linux + windows can be a mess of partitions. Once I tried it on a machine at work and I ended with an untidy hard disk. I have read Configure Dual Boot, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 with or without EFI but it does not answer my problem.
At the end of the process I would like to have something like
NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 465.8G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 190.8M 0 part /boot/efi ├─sda2 8:2 0 83.8G 0 part / ├─sda3 8:3 0 300.0G 0 part /home └─sda4 8:4 0 1.9G 0 part [SWAP] └─sda5 8:5 0 79G 0 part /windows
My questions are:
- Is it possible to get an scheme like the above one, without Windows boot partitions?. It would be nice if Windows can place its .efi file in the efi partition (sda1 in the scheme). I can choose between a Windows 7 and a Windows 8 OS.
- Would it be the best choice to put the windows partition at the end of the disk?
- Which should be the process? (Partitioning from live cd or from windows, windows installation, ubuntu installation, and possible additional steps).
Thanks in advance