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June 15th, 2010, 05:37 PM
Hello,although I am a advance GNU/Linux user myself(since 5 months ago),I still have some questions regards separated partitions for / & home directory and RAID.:redface:

1.How large is the partition size needed for the /and home directory in(% of the HDD)?(my swap file will be 8096 MiB,the exact double size of my memory)?:confused:

2.I will use 2 of the same HDD model(Western Digital WD10EARS (http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.asp?driveid=763)),so which RAID is important for constant synchronising(supported by kernel/distro)?:confused:

3.My 400 WATT PSU died last year suddenly,I decided to buy 700 WATT PSU this time(OCZ modstreamx (http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/power_management/ocz_500w_700w_modxstream_pro_power_supply).To make sure to keep working,I will add an UPS,but which one should I buy and how many WATT?:confused:

I want to know details,before installing Kubuntu Lucid Lynx LTS AMD64(64bit)in 2 months.

I always partitioned my hard disk,but this is the 1st time to separate the root and home directory+ using RAID.

June 15th, 2010, 05:40 PM
mini howto: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=9216264&postcount=14


June 15th, 2010, 06:20 PM
:P Should do it.

And PSU?:confused:

June 15th, 2010, 06:23 PM
:P Should do it.

And PSU?:confused:

here it is:


June 15th, 2010, 07:21 PM
@Dino :I meant UPS (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uninterruptible_power_supply).:guitar:

http://www.antec.outervision.com/ (http://www.antec.outervision.com/)is also nice.:P