Dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04
I am trying to dual boot linux with 7... with windows installed first, keeping the windows 7 boot manager in control. I heard about easybcd from a friend and decided to use it... I looked into the documentation, and was planning on following this tutorial:
neosmart[.]net/wiki/display/EBCD/Ubuntu (sorry, I'm not allowed to direct link - please remove the square brackets :()
but had problems with step 3 as the install process has been updated since it was made, and (being inexperienced) I'm not sure how to do the same thing with the new interface.
I need help with step 3 of the tutorial:
(sda1 is my windows 7 partition, sda5 is the recovery partition that came with my pc, and free space is where i want to install ubuntu - I created it by shrinking C:/ using disk management in win7)
I already made the free space, but since I did it using windows, do I have to format it to ext3 like the tutorial says? Or will ext4 work (i heard it's better)? This is what came up when i clicked on the format checkbox:
(I filled in all the boxes as shown.. are they all completely right? Then hit cancel as I was too afraid of breaking something)
If I format it like this, will it just format this partition, or my entire hard drive? I think I know the answer.. but want to be safe :) Also can I change the size value to 20480, as this is what I shrank c:/ by in win7.. so I am slightly confused as to why it has gone up - I don't want it eating into either the win7 or even worse recovery partition :oops:
Finally, can anyone tell me what to put in the 'device for boot loader installation' box in step 6? I have no idea.. despite reading the instructions twice. This is what disk management looks like from windows 7:
Any advice would be greatly appreciated :D
If you need any more screenshots, please don't hesitate to ask..