hello. i have a toshiba laptop here that came with vista. i now have it set up as a dual boot with ubuntu, and im having some issues with partitions.. what i WANT to do is have a reasonable vista partition, a resonable ubuntu partition and then have the rest of my free space in some 3rd partitioin that both ubuntu and win can read and write to.
the problem is that toshiba put a primary (recovery i assume) partition in the front + vista and ubuntu are primary and then my ubuntu swap came out as primary also.. when i set up ubuntu i told it to make the swap logical, but i dont think thats what happened.. i also seem to have random free space between all my partitions. when i try to make a partition with my remaining free space i get "youcan only have 4"
to get what i have so far i used vista to shrink itself, then i used the ubuntu install to make the 50gb ubuntu and the 3gb swap. what can i do with this free space? do i want ntfs? or fat32? or what. im pretty noob with partitions. can i convert my swap from primary to logical? do i really need a swap at all when i have 3gb of ram?
any help would be awesome! thanks
jason@silversat:~$ sudo fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 200.0 GB, 200049647616 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 24321 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x7a8ba399
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 192 1536000 27 Unknown
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda2 * 192 6719 52429056 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3 6720 12943 49994280 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 23948 24321 3004155 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 23949 24321 2996122+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris