I'm running Windows 7 (I'm not sure what service pack), and I want to do a dual boot with Ubuntu. I've done some research and homework, but I don't know how to allocate the space on the hard drive when I shrink the volume of the hard drive. I've defragged the hard drive, but now what? Do I manually shrink the volume, and if so how much? Or does the install disk I've created do it for me?
I have a 750GB hard drive. The volume of C: is 685GB, used space is 414GB, free space is 271GB. Drive D: (Recovery) total is 12.8 with 11.2 used and 1.57 free space. I don't want to touch the recovery drive, because I use that when I reset my machine to factory install. I don't know what other information to give out, but how much space in KB should I give to Windows 7 for the swap file?