[TriLUG] Dual-boot

Thomas V Thomas thomasvt at gmail.com
Fri Oct 22 19:53:17 EDT 2010

I did the same recently on an Acer Aspire Revo which has a 160 GB HDD.

It was formatted into 3 partitions,
Recovery Partition (Hidden) - 15 GB
C: 70 GB
D: 70 GB

I installed Fedora on the "D:" drive which was formatted as,
/root - 10 GB
/swap - 2 GB (2 x RAM)
/home - 58 GB (rest avbl)

Since you already have Win 7, in case you ever need to recover Win 7 from 
the recovery partition it may overwite your D: drive (which now has linux 

-----Original Message----- 
From: Henry Middleton
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2010 7:00 PM
To: TriLUG at trilug.org
Subject: [TriLUG] Dual-boot

I have a Toshiba laptop with a 223 GB hard drive. It already has Win7. I am
thinking of making it a dual-boot. When I partition the drive how much space
is good for each OS? I also want to make separate partitions for Ubuntu's
root, swap, and home.
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