I have a Windows XP /Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit dual boot system with partitions I created manually.
/dev/sda 1 21GB Windows OS /dev/sda 2 5.2GB ntfs spare unused /dev/sda 3 300MB ext 3 for grub Extended /dev/sda 4 /dev/sda 5 2.5GB swap /dev/sda 6 20GB / root ext 4 /dev/sda 7 25GB shared ntfs partition for docs and files Free /dev/sda 6GB unallocated
My computer is a home build MSI K9VGM-V Mobo. 80G HD. 2 x 1G RAM in two slots.
I want to do a fresh install of 14.04 retaining the dual boot.
I have 6G unallocated space. I want to add it to the NTFS data partition. Can I resize the ntfs data partition during reinstall to add the unallocated space to it?
Is there enough space in
/dev/sda6 for 14.04?
I want to upgrade the RAM to 2 x 2GB and install the 64 bit Ubuntu version. must I change the swap partition, and to what size?
One post in askubuntu says to "install alongside windows" but another says to use "something else". Which should I do?
Does the grub reinstall into the same place automatically or do I have to reinstall it? If I have to reinstall it is the current partition big enough?