Ubuntu: Dual Boot Windows 10/Ubuntu: Managing Partitions



Question:

This may be more a Windows question but my reason for asking it is because I want to dual boot Ubuntu, so I'm asking it here.

I know I need to partition my hard drive to install Ubuntu, but I read you can have at max four partitions. Is this right, and if so why do I have five? Then, I've been reading about removing partitions to allow for an Ubuntu partition but I don't know what all these partitions are for, so I can't figure out what's OK to change.

If I click on the 100M one, and then click the Explore button, nothing happens. The c: partition is obvious. If I click on any of the other three, the buttons to delete, explore, etc. disappear.

I haven't tried to change anything yet because I want to understand exactly what I'm looking at and doing first - any help appreciated!

This is the laptop I have: (Samsung Notebook 7 spin 15.6" FHD Touch NP740U5L-Y02US - i7-6500U - 12GB - 1TB)

This is what disk manager looks like: Disk Management Partitions


Solution:1

As far as I can see, you need to create a new partition (like D: in ext4/3 type) from C:, to install your Ubuntu. Those disks(500 MB, 12 GB and 1 GB) is the recovery storage created by Windows, I suggest you do not use it, as long as you have sufficient space in C: is 900 GB.

In fact, you can create this ext4/3 files system partition in either Windows or Linux environment.

In Windows, unfortunately, you cannot do so with Disk management, so plz by install MiniTool partition wizard https://www.partitionwizard.com/.

In Linux (I mean your boot into Ubuntu LiveUSB already to install Ubuntu), just follow the steps to Shrink Volume C: and create new partition (around 100 GB size, I guess) to install your Ubuntu.

Lastly, the "EasyBCD" will help you to manage dualboot grub in an easy way.

GL


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