Following is the layout of the current partitions of my single hard drive viewed from Windows 7:
- C: has Windows 7 system files and my personal data;
- Q: for Lenovo recovery;
- SYSTEM_DRV: for Windows boot files;
My goals are:
- to create another partition D: for my personal data, and dedicate C: for Windows system files and applications only.
- to install Ubuntu alongside Windows. D: will be shared between the two OSes.
My questions are:
- Is it correct that the free space generated from shrinking C: will only be able to create an extended partition, since there are already 3 primary partitions? So must D: be one logical partition on the extended partition, just as the partitions for Ubuntu will be? Will this be bad sometime? If yes, other better solutions?
- What are the good utilities to accomplish the partition tasks? Can Ubuntu installer solely handle them? Or better to have some of the jobs done in Windows with some recommended softwares?
Thanks and regards!