I bought a new laptop which had ubuntu installed in it and now I want to install windows8 on it along side ubuntu with dual boot, so I need separate partitions for windows, ubuntu and my data. I want to split my 443.76GB drive in to three drives, one for win8 OS and two equal size drives for data.
But before that I dont know what drive does the ubuntu OS is using for its files (i guess the 3GB drive ), should I increase its size ? Will I be able to use the ubuntu OS without any storage problems?
Please help me in a but of detail as I am new to linux, ubuntu.
Here is the current state of my HD...
Partition = /dev/sda1, File System = fat 32, Mount Point = , Label = Dell Utility, Size = 300MB, Used = 4.12MB, flag = diag
Partition = /dev/sda2, File System = fat 32, Mount Point = , Label = OS, Size = 3GB, Used = 1.84GB, flag = lba
Partition = /dev/sda3, File System = ext4, Mount Point = / , Label = , Size = 454.71GB, Used = 10.96GB, flag = boot
Partition = /dev/sda4, File System = extented, Mount Point = , Label = , Size = 7.75GB, Used = --, flag = --
Partition = /dev/sda5, File System = linux-swap, Mount Point = , Label = , Size = 7.75GB, Used = -- , flag = --
sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes Disk identifier: 0x12c561d1 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 2048 616447 307200 de Dell Utility /dev/sda2 616448 6907903 3145728 c W95 FAT32 (LBA) /dev/sda3 * 6907904 960507903 476800000 83 Linux /dev/sda4 960509950 976771071 8130561 5 Extended Partition 4 does not start on physical sector boundary. /dev/sda5 960509952 976771071 8130560 82 Linux swap / Solaris