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Thread: [SOLVED] guided not a good guide

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    [SOLVED] guided not a good guide

    i'm trying to install 8.04.1 on an old computer that had win98 on it & i deleted all dos parts w/ w98 fdisk.
    have 512 mb ram & 20 gb hdd.
    i boot from 8.04.1 alt cd & select guided use entire disk because i don't want w98 anymore.
    it sets up an ext3 part for / & another for swap.
    but install craps out during select/install software due to space issue.
    i picked guided option since i assumed it would make part large enough on its own.
    how do i override the size guided is picking & what would be a good size w/n my 20 gb for / & swap?

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    Re: guided not a good guide

    You should be able to select "use entire disk." If you manually set partition sizes swap only needs to be 1GB in your case...with 512 RAM. / should be at least 8, I would think...especially if you don't create a separate /home.

    There is a screencast here on partitioning, and creating a separate /home, which can be useful, but isn't necessary.
    http://screencasts.ubuntu.com/taxonomy/term/54

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    wpshooter is offline Ubuntu addict and loving it
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    Re: guided not a good guide

    I agree that it is not a very good guide.

    That is why I always use the manual partitioning.

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    Re: guided not a good guide

    I don't see how it could have run out of disk space on a 20 GB drive if you told it to use the entire disk. Is your CD faulty?

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