Boo wrote:first is there any reason for doing a manual partition? eg for a dual boot system.
create one partition 3-4GB in size for mount point /, format ext3.
create one partition 2 x RAM for swap (so 512MB of RAM = 1GB swap).
create one partition using the rest of the disk for /home, format ext3.
continue with install.
Boo wrote:haha now we know it is a dual boot. information is good.
the easy way is to choose "use the biggest section of unused hd space", but that will not give you a /home partition, which i consider a must.
if you choose manual you can create the 3 partitions i listed from the free space. leave the xp partition alone.
the first partition put / for the mount point.
the second partition has no mount point because it is swap.(format swap)
the third partition put /home for the mount point.