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    Ubuntu installation size

    What installation size should i select during ubuntu installation? I am given options ranging from 3GB to 15GB (default).

    I want to install ubuntu within my windows 7 in the C drive. I will use the D drive for all storage purposes. So i want only the necessary system files of ubuntu be installed. I dont want it to allot space for documents/libraries.

    I want to select an installation size which will not compromise the speed of ubuntu.

    I tried to find answer for this by doing an extensive search, but couldn't. Please advise.

    I feel that the ubuntu installation guide in its website (although quite good) needs some improvement to explain all steps during installation for new users like me.

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    Re: Ubuntu installation size

    10G should give you room enough for any apps you would want to install. thats the size i use on my test box...

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    Re: Ubuntu installation size

    I want to install ubuntu within my windows 7 in the C drive. I will use the D drive for all storage purposes.

    Wubi or Traditional dual boot ? I tend to check the official system requirements and not someones opinion about what you can get away with.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...emRequirements

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide
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    Re: Ubuntu installation size

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    Last edited by jerrrys; June 26th, 2011 at 04:04 PM.

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    Re: Ubuntu installation size

    Quote Originally Posted by jerrrys View Post
    i rather answer a simple question then give someone two hours of reading
    I was not referring to your answer , as the op stated there are many opinions about system requirements .
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    Re: Ubuntu installation size

    Is the installation size separate for wubi and dual boot! I never knew that! If so, what is the recommended installation size for both of them?

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    Re: Ubuntu installation size

    Quote Originally Posted by ktp.kti View Post
    Is the installation size separate for wubi and dual boot! I never knew that! If so, what is the recommended installation size for both of them?
    Sorry for sounding so dumb!

    After fiddling around some more, i found these:
    1)For a separate partition installation (with windows dual boot), 2GB is quite good for the swap partition and 20 GB is more than enough for the / partition (suits my 2GB RAM and ~200GB free hard disk space).

    2)And i think that 10-15GB is quite good for a wubi installation.

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