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September 30th, 2012, 06:05 PM
I am going to remove my ubuntu installation from the HDD and reinstall it. I have a couple of questions:

1) I want to create 2 partitions one the HDD, one for ubuntu and another for the swap - HDD is 40gb what would be good sizes for the 2 partitions?

2) The ubuntu installer will ask me where I want to install the bootloader (I'm assuming that is the grub bootloader) - I want to install it on my SSD (where win7 is), should I choose sdb or sdb1?

Sorry there are 2 different questions in this post, wasn't sure if they should be a separate post as they both refer to installing ubuntu.

September 30th, 2012, 09:25 PM
dawcha; Hi ! Welcome to the forum .

Partitions: 40G is good enough ..If you intend to hibernate your machine, standard advise is 2X the amount of ram onboard.

Grub: install it on the device you are booting up (most likely sda, thus grub installs to sda). Check with GParted from the install cd. If your partitioning scheme HAD a separate /boot partition (advanced stuff) then would the sda1 (partition vice device) come into play.

Windows tools for windows problems, linux tools for ubuntu situations =>If you are going to resize any windows partitions, do so with window's disk utility, prevents other tools from corrupting the windows environment.

See these links as a guide to dual install:

happy ubuntu'n <==BDQ