View Full Version : [ubuntu] Planning Win7/Ubuntu 10.10 dual boot, SSD & HDD

January 20th, 2011, 07:17 PM

I'm currently dual booting XP and 10.04 on an old build. I'm planning & collecting parts for a new build using a 60gb SSD as boot drive and a 500gb HDD for documents and anything /home. I want to dual boot Win7 and 10.10 and, after some research here and elsewhere on the interwebs, have the following steps/partitions in mind:

1. Install Win7 on a 40gb partition of the SSD and tweak it (move paging file to 200gb NTFS partition on HDD, no hibernation, etc.)

2. Install Ubuntu root on remaining 20gb of SSD, /home on remaining 300gb ext4 partition of HDD.

Of course, Win7 gets installed first to get GRUB to work correctly. I don't planning on using Win7 much, so I figured 40gb was enough of the SSD.

Can anyone tell me if there are any apparent problems with this plan?