After having some trouble with Ubuntu installation, I think I've finally figured out what needs to be done. My system's current partition setup is like this: SYSTEM 200MB primary, C: 670GB primary, 28GB unallocated (for Ubuntu), and HP_TOOLS 100MB primary. So here's what I'm going to try to do. In Ubuntu installation with the "something else" option I will create a primary ext4(or 3?) partition out of the 28GB of free space. Then, since I now have four primary partitions, I will create a logical 4GB SWAP area inside the ext4(or 3?) area. So the end result should be that along with the SYSTEM, C:, etc. I will have a 24GB partition for Ubuntu and inside that a 4GB logical SWAP partition.
Will this work?