The Dell Inspiron N5110 already has 3 active partitions - BOOT FAT 32 (44 MB for Dell Diagnostic tools) RECOVERY NTFS (15 GB) SYSTEM (192 GB )
Option 1 :-I can shrink the system volume and install Ubuntu but i would like to have SNAP partition too which is not possible because of maximum limit of 4 active partitions.
Is it safe to copy recovery partition and then add the space to SYSTEM. I can then shrink SYSTEM to make 16 GB space. Then make 6 GB swap and 10 GB for Ununtu.
Option 2 :- Use Install Ubuntu side by side option and let Ubuntu decide (I am bit wary to let ubuntu habdle this process)
Also is it possible to install Ubuntu in extended partition and then create a logical swap, Is there any performance difference between Logical and Active Swap ? Install Ubuntu side by side Windows 7 - Does this option create SWAP if yes then is it Active or Logical?