what is SWAP and how large a swap partition should I create?
i have the .iso file of ubuntu 12.10 and i mount in on my flash drive using universal usb installer,i also shrink my disk with result of 42.5gb that is 'free space'(i really dunno why it cant be higher than that, im planning to use 60gb for may ubuntu side) , in this first step im feel ,im doing right.
my laptop specs is 8gb of ram,i5-acer aspire-5750-6684,1tb harddrive 700gb for C:Windows7HomePremium and another D:300 is for backups/installer/etc.(this is the disk part where i cut the 42.50gb that became 'free space')
now for booting phase, i read some of steps on doing dual boot but i dunno how much will i spend for 'swap area' although i really dunno what it is? T_T
im new in ubuntu so im '0' it came to linux.i dunno if swap area can effect dual booting and bring error after installation.^^
if theres a lack of information about my specs please do remind me^^,