aikishugyo at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 01:17:26 UTC 2008
On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 9:14 AM, Richard Rudnick <rich at aphroneo.net> wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-02-27 at 17:55 -0600, Alex Barrantes wrote
> > I want to divide my hard drive in 3
> > partitions, the first part to keep
> > the Windows Vista already
> > installed, the second part to
> > install Ubuntu and the third
> > one for save files which I can open
> > or write when I using
> > both operating systems.
> > I have heard with debian installer
> > you can get a hard disk partition
> > without formatting or deleting
> > existing information, but has its
> > risks. Question: Is Ubuntu
> > installer that I have fallen allows
> > this operation?
> Two things: First, it's a good idea to resize the vista partition from
> inside of vista, I think it's in disk management under
> accessories->system tools or some such. Ubuntu does have an ntfs
> partition shrinker, though.
> Second, you'll want 4 partitions: 1 for vista, one for ubuntu, one for
> swap and the 4th for saved files. Swap should be about 2x your memory,
> up to around 2gb max. It's used for swapping out unused but running
> programs, and optimizes memory usage.
I suggest making the swap partition a primary one, and then making one
more primary for boot, and the fourth one an extended partition which
you can then subdivide further. I generally leave one partition free
between other used partititions so that repartitioning and/or moving
partitions is slightly easier.
More information about the ubuntu-users