I have a 50 gb partition that needs to be manually paritioned, how should I do this?
I need to know what partitions to make, and what size they should be.
Delete The partition and Make a Partition form the Unpartitioned Space!
On Maverick Meerkat:
On the partitioning screen Click Specify Partitions Manually(advanced) Just delete the partition and then Select the Unallocated Space and click 'New' Now just enter the size and the other thing you would enter at the install menus.
'/' should be 8GB at least, that is what I recommend.
Hope I was a good help :)
If you want to setup for a dual boot system, you'll need to first shrink the Windows partition. You can do that with the Gparted partition editor if the Ubuntu installer isn't working for you. After booting the Gparted CD, select the Windows partition, select Resize, then move the slider to the size you want. Then just click Apply and wait.
If you don't want to dual boot, you can just clear all partitions using the Ubuntu installer or Gparted.
To partition the drive for Linux, you should create at minimum a swap partition and a root (/) partition. You could also create a separate /boot and /home partitions for safety and flexibility later down the road.
/boot should be about 100 MB.