What kind of a hard disk partition is required for dual booting a computer(specifically taking windows and ubuntu). Since, I did not know anything about partitioning, I decided to dedicate my E drive(195 GB) for ubuntu installation. However, as the install process proceeds, the point where I'm supposed to allocated the space for /swap and / is greyed out(the little '+' sign that allows us to add the partitions, is greyed out.)
Since, the default type of partition is Primary, I am wondering if this is the cause. Should the drive be converted to logical before the installation? Would it cause any problem afterwards or would the drive be converted back to primary after the installation?
I am already on a windows 8.1 machine and trying to install ubuntu.