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HD wont Partition

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So I want to partition my C: drive using Acronis Disk Director to make a 40 GB partition for Ubuntu. I do it and it does everything and there is never a new partition. Im running Vista Home Premium. I have about 133 GB left on my HD so its not the size. Please help as I really want Ubuntu. Also should I make the partition Ext3 for Ubuntu. Thanks for help in advance.
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Well first of all you say you have free space... but is that unpartitioned free space? If not you would first have to resize your c drive down to free up some space then create the new partition. As far as the ext3 I believe that is one of the preferred file systems.... however for linux you usually want at least 2 partitions... one swap and one data and often 3 are prefered... the swap plus one for install and one for your home directory... also be warned and be sure you've read the installation instructions ... often the automated install actually wipes or at least defaults to that and I'm not familiar at all with ubuntu so I can't tell you anymore than that...
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