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    Re: The best way to Install Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by Legeril View Post
    I get the SWAP thing then, it's essentially just some extra space for your RAM to allocate resources when it gets overloaded. A very nice idea really.

    Now if you assume 2 partitions for "/" and "/home" how easy is it to reinstall Linux on the root partition? Are there any points you would need to consider, or would a flat re-install while leaving /home alone leave all your files in-tact and assessable?
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    Lightbulb Re: The best way to Install Linux

    I often have dual boot on hdd.

    Becouse hdd have 2 pleats and sometimes 2 heads, usually do partitions lake that:

    [(full HDD size)-1GB (for swap)]2

    Than my hdd is bit faster (optimizated for geometry) -meaby?

    So its pration are

    (ext4 halfsize minus 512MB) and 1GB Swap and (ext4 halfsize minus 512MB)

    But newer run benchmark to confirm that partitoning is better then others say 24% plus 2GB swap plus 74% when hdd=100GB
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    Re: The best way to Install Linux

    I don't think anyone mentioned it:
    You need your /swap to be at least 2xRAM if you want to use Suspend, otherwise suspend won't work.

    For a personal machine I normally make:
    / = 20GB
    /swap = 2xRAM
    /home = rest

    Unless it is a server, in which case there are many more things to worry about.

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    Re: The best way to Install Linux

    Well I have one partition for my Win7 backup, another one labeled "System Reserved" then I have a 30gb Ubuntu partition which has the bootloader installed on that partition and a EasyBCD loader as my main loader so if I need to I can just delete the partition. I'd get a Swap space partition but I can't as I already have 4 partitions.. hmm.. if anyone knows if system reserved is useless then let me know through PM or whatever
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    Re: The best way to Install Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by HermanAB View Post
    I don't think anyone mentioned it:
    You need your /swap to be at least 2xRAM if you want to use Suspend, otherwise suspend won't work.

    For a personal machine I normally make:
    / = 20GB
    /swap = 2xRAM
    /home = rest

    Unless it is a server, in which case there are many more things to worry about.
    suspend works with swap=ram here (or at least more or less = )

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    Re: The best way to Install Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by Joshwaa View Post
    Well I have one partition for my Win7 backup, another one labeled "System Reserved" then I have a 30gb Ubuntu partition which has the bootloader installed on that partition and a EasyBCD loader as my main loader so if I need to I can just delete the partition. I'd get a Swap space partition but I can't as I already have 4 partitions.. hmm.. if anyone knows if system reserved is useless then let me know through PM or whatever
    You can use a swap file instead of a swap partition in some cases - depends really.

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    Re: The best way to Install Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by forestpiskie View Post
    You can use a swap file instead of a swap partition in some cases - depends really.
    A swap file? What's that?
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    Re: The best way to Install Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by forestpiskie View Post
    If you reinstall with a seperate /home choose Manual/Advanced partitioning - set the mount points and make sure to NOT format the /home partition.

    If you reinstall without a seperate /home choose Manual/Advanced partitioning - set the mount points and make sure NOT to format the / partition and the existing /home will remain as it is.
    I liked that so much and honestly I was looking for such advice.
    However, is it safe to do that without losing anything? I've never tried it yet but I'm willing to.

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    Re: The best way to Install Linux

    Joshwaa ~ Ubuntu 11.10 (32bit) / Windows 7 Ultimate (32bit)
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