Noob here, with an Aspire One D255, N455 Atom, 1G RAM, 160G HDD. My plan is to partition the HDD so that I have one 40G partition for Win 7 Starter, one 40G for Ubuntu, and the remainder for NTFS storage so both OS can access. After comparing what Win Disk Management tells me with what GPartEd tells me, I'm not sure what I'm going to be allowed to do.
If I understand this right, I've got sda1 and sda2 as Restore partitions that I won't/can't fool with. sda3 is where Win 7 and the other pre-installs live, in 23.41G. I'll increase that to 40, then create another partition of 40G for Ubuntu, and finally a Storage partition of ~56G (sda4 and sda5?), all out of the ~136G I have on the HDD.
Am I seeing this correctly? Is my partition plan sound?
And what do you suppose the 1.84M unallocated space is?
Thanks for any help. I'm so close to pulling the trigger on this. Just want to make sure I know what I'm doing.