Install question about partitioner behavior

p.echols at p.echols at
Wed Apr 21 08:36:37 UTC 2010

----- "Lucio M Nicolosi" <lmnicolosi at> wrote:

> From: "Lucio M Nicolosi" <lmnicolosi at>
> To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions" <ubuntu-users at>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 6:50:04 PM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
> Subject: Re: Install question about partitioner behavior
> On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 9:10 PM,  <p.echols at> wrote:
> > I am installing Karmic on a new netbook.
> >
> > I want to leave the windows 7 partition for now and resize.  I also
> want to create a separate "home" partition.
> >
> > If I use the manual partitioner, select the windows 7 partition, it
> does not explicitly say that it is going to resize the partition.
>  Instead I get a dialog that asks for partition size, how I want to
> use it, (default "is do not use") and offers to format or not.
>  Obviously I do not want to format, but does anyone know whether this
> action will resize the existing partition?
> >
> > Also, what is the "default" ubuntu file system. still ext3?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > --PE
> You have to defrag the Windows partition with the built-in tool or
> something like Then you could use Gparted
> Live CD (CD in a netbook? Don't know about these things, I'm a desktop
> man) to resize the Windows partition to the desired size. Then, still
> using GParted, you can create a secondary partition on the remaining
> space, and in it create as many logical partitions as you wish. For
> instance, an independent area for the swap windows file, so that you
> can defrag it even more, and the Linux partitions, at least / root,
> /home and /swap.
> While installing Ubuntu, at the partition procedure, (always) choose
> manual and use the partitions already created, naming and formatting
> them.
> ext4 is the latest format available.
> Good luck,

THanks.  I'm sure it will work out fine.

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