Hmm.. I think I'll redownload the image from a different mirror and burn it to disk. Now, I have used a thumb drive to install it.
As for the partitioning: As mentioned in the article, I have a Rescue Partition. Or I've had, that is.
I also have a Windows system partition and an extended parition containing two NTFS partitions for my Windows partition.
At first, I tried to create a /boot partition and an LVM containing my /, /home and swap but apparently, the LVM is included in that limitation.
So I've decided to get rid of the System Recovery partition - because I've never used in in three years and it's for restoring Vista (not 7) with lots of the manufacturers bloatware.
That didn't really help either, so I had settled with a swap partition in the Recovery's place and a ext4 partition, mounted at /.
But I'm not entirely content with that partitioning, because I'd like to be able to install an additional linux distribution. (at least)
So.. my current partitioning layout is as follows:
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ntfs - Windows 7 system
| - ntfs data
| - ntfs programs
ext4 / (SL)