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Thread: Driver Problems in HP pavillion zd8000 (ubuntu/kubunto)

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    Re: Driver Problems in HP pavillion zd8000 (ubuntu/kubunto)

    I just installed Kubuntu, with the DVD, since i couldn't find the "USB" option in BIOS or boot menu.
    I installed with 10GB root Ext4, 6GB /home Ext4 and 2GB swap file.

    The only problem i had was when I actually tried to create an extended partition, i could only find "Primary" and "Logical".
    Ended up with just creating the three partitions with the "logical" option, and they got the partition names you said above, Paddy Landau (sda5, sda6, sda7)

    It works 100%: mouse, ethernet, sound and even USB flash drives. I didn't backup any data, since everything i had could be easily downloaded again. Even the whole Linux Partition Manager (can I call it that?) is intuitive and easy to work with (I'm not a newbie in formatting, installing, partitioning etc, just in Linux ^_^).


    One last question:

    I only plan to use Kubuntu sporadicly, for college use only, to program in C or something like that.
    Keeping that in mind, what is the recommended space for the partitions if I need/decide to reinstall Kubuntu?
    It is currently at (used/total):
    0.2 / 6.7GB (/home)
    3.5 / 9.5GB (/root)
    e.g, I'd prefer to take some GBs from /home and use it on Win7 instead, since my HDD is kinda small. How many GB is okay to take? 4GB? (I will only do that if i need/want to reinstall)


    Thank you both for your help!

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    Re: Driver Problems in HP pavillion zd8000 (ubuntu/kubunto)

    Quote Originally Posted by Flame57 View Post
    One last question:

    I only plan to use Kubuntu sporadicly, for college use only, to program in C or something like that.
    Keeping that in mind, what is the recommended space for the partitions if I need/decide to reinstall Kubuntu?
    It is currently at (used/total):
    0.2 / 6.7GB (/home)
    3.5 / 9.5GB (/root)
    e.g, I'd prefer to take some GBs from /home and use it on Win7 instead, since my HDD is kinda small. How many GB is okay to take? 4GB? (I will only do that if i need/want to reinstall)
    I personally don't use a lot of space on Home and have dedicated most of space in Windows part, for one simple reason. Windows doesn't recognize the Linux partitions, but Linux can communicate with the other part perfectly. In that case the data in windows part are accessible from both parts and you can store everything there. You only need 2-3GB of /home because Ubuntu is using the space to put some parts of programs.

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    Re: Driver Problems in HP pavillion zd8000 (ubuntu/kubunto)

    Quote Originally Posted by Flame57 View Post
    I just installed Kubuntu, with the DVD... It works 100%...
    I'm pleased it worked out OK.

    Quote Originally Posted by Flame57 View Post
    The only problem i had was when I actually tried to create an extended partition, i could only find "Primary" and "Logical".
    Well, somehow it all seems OK. You couldn't have created a logical partition unless within an extended, so I suppose that the Ubuntu installation must have handled that automatically for you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Flame57 View Post
    Keeping that in mind, what is the recommended space for the partitions if I need/decide to reinstall Kubuntu?
    As you can see, Linux doesn't take much space at all. Your root partition is recommeded to be about 10Gb. At 9.5Gb you are absolutely fine.

    Your /home is only using 200Mb, so your current setting is, again, perfectly fine. Programs use your /home to save their settings (unlike Windows Registry, Linux has a clear separation of users, so each user has his own settings in his own /home), but those settings take little space. My guess matches BC59's -- around 3Gb.
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