I've had numerous issues installing Ubuntu on my laptop, posted in other threads. Where I am now, I rebooted from the live CD, which had me install some new firmware, and everything works great as long as I stay with the live CD.
My theory is that if I reinstall from the working live CD, I'll have better results this time around. My original install, on a 60 GB hard drive, allocated 20 GB to Windows and 40 to Ubuntu.
On reinstall, the partitioner wants to create two new Ubuntu partitions. It does not "see" the Windows partition at all, and recomends 8 GB for the first Ubuntu partition and the remaining 32 GB for the second.
1. Is this an OK allocation?
2. Will I love my ability to boot into Windows, which I need to do sometimes?