MadmanRB, just wondering, is the point of having Partition 5 simply to avoid damage to the Windows one?
And while here, although have seen the option for years, just never used it, what does the /boot Partition accomplish? Am mostly on UEFI systems now, when on mostly BIOS/MBR ones, just created root, Swap & /home as a dual boot & everything fell into place. Have never used the /boot option, does it serve as the same as one of the Windows ones, and how large must it be?
Am getting ready to setup a dual boot of Linux Mint MATE (x64) on this Samsung Series 7 Chronos notebook for my wife (UEFI w/GPT Partitioning), using GParted while in Live Mode to create these, just want to know what I'm getting into before diving into these extra steps. Since you're the only one I've seen taking these extra steps, figure you know the benefit of having the extra two. Although I can envision why a separate EFI, maybe to cover the first sentence of this post. Am not certain to what /boot is supposed to accomplish, what I'm supposed to place in there or maybe the magic simply takes place during install or after reboot, hopefully you'll explain a little more, so that we'll know what's going on (other than possibly protecting the Windows install in case Linux is deleted with a partition tool from Windows).
Will await your response before proceeding with install, both OS's are on the same SSD. While I'd like to add a bay for a Data drive, whomever engineered this (overly priced) piece of crap deserves a demotion to overseeing the sanitation department, rather than computer design. Would be very hard even for me to add a bay, too many of those golden color 'see through' wire strips that's tucked into a small notch. It's no wonder as to why Samsung has taken an bow from the Windows computer market & later began distributing Chromebooks, although the corporation still earns cash hand over fist with OEM RAM sales, consumer & professional SSD's, as well as VRAM chips for some GPU's. So they're still getting plenty of business from Windows consumers, as well as those whom are dual booting or have went full blown Linux.