Could you please post the output of:
Please put the output between 'code' tags.Code:sudo fdisk -l
Code:Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0x93b97aa3 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda2 * 2046 312560639 156279297 f W95 Ext'd (LBA) /dev/sda5 122881248 312560639 94839696 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda6 2048 1953791 975872 82 Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sda7 1955840 122879999 60462080 83 Linux Partition table entries are not in disk order
I see you didn't go for my previous suggestion to create 'new' partition table and start planning for your partitions as suggested.
If you're not dual-booting and Linux is the only system installed and there is only just one, usually, your partitions should be:
/dev/sda1 = root
/dev/sda2 = home
/dev/sda3 = swap
If your RAM is 1GB then SWAP = RAM or 2xRAM
As per your 'current' partitions scheme, I see you're not using /home partition. You can do a simple google search and it will give you many links of why having a home partition (/home) is important
From experience, and in order not to have any kind of issues in the future, I suggest to:
1- Backup your files
2- Create New partition table using GParted
3- Create 3 partitions - as I explained on my previous post
4- Install Lubuntu 13.10
As for programs being slow, I suggest to not use Chromium browser on 1GB RAM - https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...r/+bug/1096603
This is one of my machines: http://phillw.net/hardware/BnA9pw11
It has less than 512MB RAM and it works fine
Don't expect your machine to be super fast. 1GB of RAM and Lubuntu is okay and should give you average performance - that 100% depends on what you're using.
For example: don't expect to open 10 tabs on any browser and your machine will be responsive - just an example.
Thanks amjjawad. I guess I will wait for the new installation until after the new version is released in April and keep these pointers in mind while creating a new partition table.
And, agree with your point on 10 tabs. Didn't work!!!
You can always upgrade
But I do understand that is your choice and I respect it.
I'm using now Core i5 2nd generation with 8GB RAM. When I login to my desktop (Xubuntu 12.04.4), and run Firefox, it needs 1 second or less. When I run Chromium, it takes 5 seconds or so to show up. So, if an application will take sometime, that does not mean there is something wrong
On my 512MB RAM machines, two tabs, one is facebook and one is Gmail ... and the machine will start smoking
Nowadays, almost all the well-known websites are very demanding. Not to mention YouTube, watching movies, etc.
If you need anything, please let us know
Your partitioning is a classic one (and more or less the only one possible) if you want a dual boot. When support for 13.10 is running out in June you can easily delete sda6 and 7 and install 14.04 in the free space.
If your Windows is XP be aware that support is only through middle of April.
A separate /home will not give you more speed. If a low swapiness didn't help I guess you have to add some memory or just accept the speed as it is.
Now you have plenty of space but if you get into a similar problem it's a good habit to runonce in a while.Code:sudo apt-get autoremove