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    Starting back up from scratch

    I would like to know what would be a good partitionning of my hard drive when I install Ubuntu,

    For example, how much space should be given to store programs and packages, how much for swap etc.

    I am asking this because i have a small hard drive on my laptop (10 gig) and would like to maximize the space on it to put music and videos and downloads

    BTW, I have a 800 mhz laptop

    Thank you berry much,
    Carlos

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    Re: Starting back up from scratch

    With 10 GB you are going to be tight no matter what. Under the circumstances, install with Guided>Use Entire Disk.

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    Re: Starting back up from scratch

    Ok but normaly how much room goes for programs and packages...

    How much for you?

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    Re: Starting back up from scratch

    8.04 fits in a flash drive. You will have all the remaining space in your hard drive.

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    Re: Starting back up from scratch

    So are you saying that i should put 1 gig for Ubuntu and 8,5 for free space and 250 mb for swap?

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    Re: Starting back up from scratch

    Double check post # 2

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    Re: Starting back up from scratch

    Quote Originally Posted by rebelrouser9 View Post
    I would like to know what would be a good partitionning of my hard drive when I install Ubuntu,

    For example, how much space should be given to store programs and packages, how much for swap etc.

    I am asking this because i have a small hard drive on my laptop (10 gig) and would like to maximize the space on it to put music and videos and downloads

    BTW, I have a 800 mhz laptop

    Thank you berry much,
    Carlos

    how much ram?
    800mhz you should go lighter to get the most out of your resources.

    do:
    512 swap
    use jfs file system, use the rest of drive for root /
    don't worry about a separate home, that will maximize your disk space because your not locked in to any partion size.

    i recommend you get a external drive to backup settings and save things, there well worth the $

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