Partitioning from QTParted
Partitioning from QTParted is relatively simple but you will need to download the software first so type into the terminal:
sudo apt-get install qtparted
You may also obtain this software from the Synaptic if you are not comfortable using the terminal. Once you have downloaded and installed the program go and open it and you will see a window much like this .
If you look to the left you will see a list of the hard drives currently installed, on my image there is only one hard disk but hopefully you will see two. Click on the one labelled with "/dev/sdx" (Replacing sdx like above) and you will now see a blank hard drive, right click it and click "New" now you will see a window with a lot of options, select the following:
Create As: Primary Partition (This is the first one, you are allowed four of them altogether!)
Partition Type: Ext4 (This is for the most recent release of Kubuntu, 10.04 and possibly 9.10, for anything else use Ext3)
If you are using Windows as well in a dual-boot system you will want to use NTFS or FAT32 because Windows cannot read Ext4.
Label: Its up you you!
Position: Just leave this as it is, it should have selected the beginning of the space
Size: Again, if you only want one partition just leave this as the default, if you want lots make it smaller so you have space for the others.
Click OK and go get a coffee because this will probably take a while, once it has finished you have a fully usable partition :)