I am new to Linux family and willing to install ubuntu 11.10 x86 (32 bit) alongside Windows 7, i.e., Dual-Boot. I have searched a lot about how to make partitions of my hard disk for installing ubuntu but everyone follows a different rule or scheme which is making me a bit confused. So i am seeking help on how to install ubuntu alongside Windows 7.
This is my Laptop's Configuration: Lenovo Thinkpad - B560 Processor - i3 (570M) HDD - 500 gb RAM - 4 gb Intel 1 gb graphics
and my partitions at this point is like:
Volume: File System: Status: Capacity: Free Space: (C:) NTFS Primary 48.73 gb 30.36 gb (H:) NTFS Logical 55.60 gb 55.51 gb (G:) NTFS Logical 68.36 gb 60.14 gb (E:) NTFS Logical 97.65 gb 93.53 gb (F:) NTFS Logical 97.65 gb 96.00 gb (D:) NTFS Logical 97.65 gb 95.28 gb System NTFS Primary 100.00 mb 72.00 mb
Now when i am trying to make a primary root partition using the H:\ drive of mine, of about 20 gb, then the remaining 35 gb is showing as unusable.
Please help me on this on how to make partitions for root directory of 20 gb, swap partition 5 gb and a home directory of the remaining space...
So will i install Ubuntu root drive by making Primary partition or in logical partition?