I'm using a laptop with 1TB HDD running Windows 10. I'm about to install Ubuntu 16.04 on it and dual boot. I'm wondering how much disk space shall I give to both OSes because I want to keep them both on the same partition (C drive).
- Windows boot shouldn't slow down.
- If there's a safety threshold (because I've seen at some place that Windows System Restore needs at least 50GB free space or something) of memory size for Windows C drive, I want to keep a healthy margin above that size.
- I don't want to compromise Ubuntu by giving all importance to Windows.
- My personal files and data are all stored in drives other than C drive. Big software like Maya and Adobe MasterCollection and games are not installed in C drive.
- The C drive is 99.9GB and 49GB is free right now.
- Even with Ubuntu, I'll store my data on those other drives (like B for bulky software, A for personal files, D for movies, etc.).
My question: How much space shall I allocate to both OSes looking at all this information?
I have a related question -- if I'm running Ubuntu, does the disk usage required by Windows (reserved disk space for Windows) get invoked too? Suppose I give Windows x GB and Ubuntu y GB then if I boot with Ubuntu, will I:
- Only be able to use y (C drive - x GB)?
- Be able to use the whole C drive?
- (If x < y) experience no problems because Windows isn't invoked at all?