I know there have been many questions regarding this topic, but I am going to put a bit of a different spin on it (hopefully).
So I have a 500 GB hard drive, with some 438 free GB, all through Windows 7. Researching how much space to allocate to Ubuntu and Windows 7 has yielded contradictory results. Through the Ubuntu prompt, will I have access to all 438 GB, or will I only have access to a small portion? Also, with this much space, any recommendations on how much space to allocate to each OS?
One other question. There are two main ways to set up the partition for the dual boot. Either through Ubuntu's prompt or by setting it up yourself. I planned on using Ubuntu's prompt, mainly because it seems like it works, and it seems safer than me poking around my hard drive. Is this method "safer"? In other words, what are the risks of partitioning my hard drive via Ubuntu's prompt?
Thanks for all the help.