Following is the layout of the current partitions of my single hard drive viewed from Windows 7:
- C: has Windows 7 system files and my
- Q: for Lenovo recovery;
- SYSTEM_DRV: for Windows boot files;
My goals are:
- to create another partition D: for my
personal data, and dedicate C: for
Windows system files and applications only.
- to install Ubuntu alongside Windows. D: will be shared between the two OSes.
My questions are:
- Is it correct that the free space
generated from shrinking C: will
only be able to create an extended
partition, since there are already 3
primary partitions? So must D: be
one logical partition on the
extended partition, just as the
partitions for Ubuntu will be? Will this be bad sometime? If yes,
other better solutions?
- What are the good utilities to
accomplish the partition tasks? Can
Ubuntu installer solely handle them?
Or better to have some of the jobs
done in Windows with some
Thanks and regards!