I just got a new laptop and want to add Debian to the already installed Windows 7. It came with 2 primary partitions, one for restore and one for Windows 7.
I shrunk the Windows 7 partition down to 60 GB.
Now I'd like to have the following additional partitions:
/boot (ext 4, 200 MG) / (ext4, 30 GB) swap (4 GB)
and then the remaining space, ~150G, be a ntfs partition for data that can be shared between the 2 OSes.
But since I can only have 4 primary partitions, I'm running into problems.
I've been reading about primary and logical partitions but my grasp is light.
And it seems that the /boot and swap partitions are required to be Primary partitions. (I know I can put / and /boot on the same partition but thats still too many.)
Can someone give me some guidance/suggestions on how best to partition my drive?
I don't know if this info is helpful, but the laptop is a Thinkpad T400 with 250 G HD and 2 G of ram (new = new to me) and I've been trying to install Debian with the thumbdrive and unetbootin.