I am installing and need some guidance setting up my paritions.
Win 7 Starter is preloaded on 250 Gb ntfs hard drive.
I have Kubuntu installer running - I want to dual boot.
So I selected manually manage paritions (only other option is reformat hard drive for 100% kubuntu)
What I dont understand is partitioning order, does it matter?
By default it says:
Device Type Mount Point Format? Size Used
/dev/sda (unchecked box)
/dev/sda1 ntfs (unchecked box) 1572 MB 524 MB
/dev/sda2 ntfs (unchecked box) 223955 MB 17759 MB
/dev/sda3 ntfs (unchecked box) 15208 MB 7229 MB
/dev/sda4 ntfs (unchecked box) 9320 MB 8616 MB
When I right/double click on each partion I get: the following options for each
[ new partition size; "use as:"; format parition (y/n); mount point]
OK so I want to allocate 40-70GB to Windows and the rest to Kubuntu. So appartantly I need a swap file, root, and a home partition? I have found no good guides.
Windows format should be ntfs (not FAT32?) and Kubuntu shold be ext3? what about ext4 (better/worse?)?
Mount point should read windows, root, swap, home? Should I have format checked?
Windows should be in sda1? Is the order of Windows, swap, root, Kubuntu, partitioning important?
I've read it is good to have Windows as first, and extra space at the end. Is the first partition sda1? (count upwards and not down?)
I have 2 Gb RAM should I make my swap file 4Gb or 3 Gb?
Should I just exit installer. Boot windows and partition once (with Gparted 60 Gb for windows/ 190Gb for Kubuntu). Exit.
Run installer and tell it to use full 190 Gb as it wants?
Any feedback is appreciated,