Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have a quick question for the partitioning for this set up.

Requirmenets I think are: set NTFS partition for windows >12ish gb, ntfs partition for ubuntu.

What I want is small/small as possible ubuntu install, and rest will be for win7. I install like this to still access HD etc if/when windows stuffs up.

I always have people saying to create a partition x2 memory size and call swap. I dont know what it is or if its even used if you create it. Do I bother? or do I just create small ntfs partition for ubuntu (anyone know the min size?), install win7 in the rest... sort out grub from livecd once done.

share|improve this question

Just setup a dual boot from existing Vista to Win7/Ubuntu 9.10 with help of this article: This worked out very well. Pay special attention to assigning the mount point and the swap file definition.

share|improve this answer

This link might help you


It describes what partitions are used for...the swap is normally 1.5 to 2 times the size of your ram, as mentioned on there...its also nice to have /home on its own to, once again I think its explained on that page

Hope that helps

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .