View Full Version : [ubuntu] First time installation... Partitioning Question?

May 9th, 2009, 07:41 PM
I would like to dual-boot Ubuntu by doing a full install on a 28 gig partition on the same hard drive were my windows is installed. The partition is the last on the drive, so I would like to find out the best way to proceed with the installation. I guess my main question would be which option do I choose from the 'Prepare disk space' menu and whether I have to setup the swap partition before hand?

Thanks in advance for any help and suggestions.

May 9th, 2009, 07:46 PM
If u r using the partitioner in the install program just select use half of the drive (I'm not sure on the exact wording) and it will setup the swap for you.

May 9th, 2009, 10:15 PM
Should I just delete the partition and choose the option to install on the largest available free space, as I am assuming that this is what that option means and that it will then create the swap partition as well.

Or, should I delete the partition and use GParted from the LiveCD to create the partitions and then pick the manually choose location option?