Re: Recommended disk partitions for Ubuntu 11/Win7 dual boot?
It's prudent to use windows to do Windows things. So I would boot Windows and use it's utility to shrink it's partition and create an unused space on the disk for Ubuntu. A defrag may give you more space if you need it.
Originally Posted by _Cathy_
Then install Ubuntu to the free space (no numbers to remember ). The boot-loader boot-code will go to /dev/sda (probably 'a' if you only have one disk) and will destroy your Windows boot-code so if you delete Ubuntu you won't be able to boot Windows; this can be easily restored using a Windows CD, however.
The Ubuntu OS only needs a few GB of disk space. Allow 10GB + user data space. Make the swap partition as big as your RAM (enables hibernation).
You will be able to read from and write to your Windows partition using Ubuntu.
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