Hi everybody, just starting out with Ubuntu and I've been reading the documentation and I'm a little confused on the best way to go about partitioning to install Ubuntu. I'm going to be installing the version 12.10 and attempting to dual boot with Windows 8 32bit on a single disk drive on my laptop. I would really prefer not to have to wipe out Windows 8 to do this and it seems like I don't have to but I'm not sure the best way to go about creating the blank partition before I install Ubuntu.
I'll be working with C drive which currently contains only Windows 8. The main partition is 590gb and I have 150gb free. I'd like to create in that free space.
What would be the best way to go about partitioning for Ubuntu without wiping out Windows 8 and starting all over to be able to dual boot with my set up?
And also I want to know how much of size must be given to each partition while installing ubuntu from that free space 150 GB.
please mention the size by each partition.
like, for example,
swap --- some GB,
/usr --- some GB, like that.....
Thanking you very much.....