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Thread: Installing Ubuntu side by side with WinXP - Partition Questions

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    Re: Installing Ubuntu side by side with WinXP - Partition Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by mick_ub_v11 View Post
    OK, Sorry, I'm just getting the Root partition bit from your original reply above. I got confused with BOTH the WinXP NTFS and the root partition being the same 15GB, I first read that as the root partition WAS the WinXP NTFS partition. Got it now.
    We try to be clear but we don't always succeed.

    It seems you got it going.

    As for the Beginning or End choice when creating partitions, I haven't gone into a deep study what is best. I usually create them at Beginning which means one by one. The Beginning or End refers to the unpartitioned space where you are creating the partition, whether to be at the end of it, or the beginning.
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    Re: Installing Ubuntu side by side with WinXP - Partition Questions

    OK, Ubuntu install in progress:
    / root partition is 15 GB;
    /home partition is about 95 GB;
    swap area is 2 GB.
    I'll post the results when done
    - Mick

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    Re: Installing Ubuntu side by side with WinXP - Partition Questions

    OK.
    Ubuntu installed with 110.1 GB.

    Hat is off to Darko D!!!

    - Mick

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    Re: Installing Ubuntu side by side with WinXP - Partition Questions

    Glad you got it going. Enjoy it now.

    Just a note for the future: If you ever need to make a clean install overwriting the same root partition, don't forget that by having separate /home partition you can keep all the data there intact. Investigate how to reinstall with separate /home and how to keep the data.
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    Re: Installing Ubuntu side by side with WinXP - Partition Questions

    Thanks again, Darko D.

    - Mickie B. himself.

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