I am a new Ubuntu user who has spent a lot of time on Windows. A very common practice for me on Windows was making two drives, C: and D: , storing installs/files in C:, and I used D: for backup or if I downloaded something that I wanted to save, I saved it in D:
When installing Ubuntu, it asked me if I wanted to replace Windows 7. I thought it would install Ubuntu on C: but instead it used the whole partition, nevertheless I recovered my backup using testdisk.
What I wanted to do was to create a similar backup drive on Linux too.
My current partition table:
sda 8:0 0 232.9G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 230.9G 0 part / ├─sda2 8:2 0 1K 0 part └─sda5 8:5 0 2G 0 part [SWAP] sr0 11:0 1 1024M 0 rom
So should I use Gparted to create another sda3 and store my important data on that?
Also my current sda2 is listed as an extended partition, should I delete it? It's a very small partition, just 1K.