I recently bought a new laptop on which I want to install a dual boot (Windows 7 + Sabayon). It has a 750GB HDD so there should be plenty of space. However I'm not sure how to tackle the thing.
The installed OS is Windows 7. Disk management says there are three partitions:
1. a nameless volume with no file system; status: "Active, Recovery Partition"; capacity: 400MB; 100% free
2. Data D; NTFS; status: "Primary Partition"; capacity: 349,08GB; 97% free
3. Windows C; NTFS; status: "Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition"; capacity: 349,16GB; 88% free
I have a few questions I hope someone can enlighten me about.
Q1: do I need to keep the D partition? Though it's 97% free it contains 1 folder with a bunch of subfolders and a file that says the following:
HDD Recovery Folder
Do not delete or modify these files and folders.
Any modifications may damage the HDD Recovery system!
Q2: how much room does Windows 7 need to be comfortable? It now takes up 40GB but there has to be room for CS5. I was thinking of shrinking C to 100GB...
Q3: do I need to keep the nameless recovery partition?
Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks in advance,