I would like to install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside with Windows 7 using the Ubuntu installer, following the official guide. I first chose "Install Ubuntu", then "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7", but in the next step, when I tried to allocate disk space by dragging the divider, I wasn't able to give Ubuntu less than 32 GB.
My harddisk has 500 GB, and as the guide states, "Ubuntu needs about 4.5 GB to install, so add a few extra GB to allow for your files." - This surely does not mean more than 10-15 GB? Is there a quick and easy way to install Ubuntu on a partition of exactly this size, i.e. without having to choose the "Something else" option at the beginning of the installer procedure?
Maybe someone can explain me why appaerently there is a minimum of 32 GB, given the overall size of my HDD?