Firstly, I have a laptop I'm formatting and starting over on. On this laptop, I'd like to install both XP and Ubuntu. I've never used Ubuntu, but this seems like a good time to get used to that Linux thing. Second, I only have 30 gb to work with, which is some tight space, and so I'm worried about how I should split them up.
The current idea is to have a 15 gb windows partition, a 10gb Linux partition, and 5 there for whatever. 5 seems very small to me, but I'm worried about windows swelling and I'm not sure what I'll need for Ubuntu.
Advice? Help? Can I safely trim those partitions down to make a bigger "misc" partition (I would put software, games, etc. there), am I doomed to failure?