OK, point takent! I do need to get a new one done and preferably on vimeo! First off I would read that guide that I put together, which includes how to dual boot and the steps you need to take before doing anything else - if you did not run chkdsk before resizing your Windows 7, you should do it now, and follow up with a defrag. Now most modern GNU/Linux distributions place swap at the end. So here is the format:
1. After you have 'serviced' windows as outlined above, boot off the live Zorin DVD into 'live' mode and click on the 'Install to hard drive' icon.
2. When you get to the part how you want to install, choose the last option - something else.
3. You will then be taken into 'gparted' (Gnome partition editor) - you should see your Windows partition, identified by NTFS somewhere on the graphical representation and to the left of your 'Z' drive.
4. If Z drive has been formatted to FAT32 or NTFS, delete it (provided you have not got any data on there!!!)
5. Next add or create a new partition in the free space of 15 Gb, formatted to 'ext4' and mark it '/' - this is where the 'System' will reside for Zorin, and make sure it is marked as a 'Primary' partition..
6. Create an extended (logical partition) and create the 'swap area' AT THE END of the extended partition which should equal the amount of RAM you have in the machine - if you intend to increase the RAM at some point then make the SWAP area = to the max RAM you intend to install.
7. Whatever is left at the beginning of the extended partiton, format to 'ext4' and mark as '/home' - this is where your personal data is kept so that if the system should crash, your data remains intact. It is also the place where all your Windows Applications reside if you intend to install any using WINE.
Hope this is clear for you!