View Full Version : [ubuntu] Help on choosing and installing the right Ubuntu

September 20th, 2010, 08:44 PM
I recently bought a laptop and I want to install Ubuntu on it, but I don't know which one to choose.
First off, should I install Lucid or the beta of Maverick?
Second, it has a Core i3 processor, does that mean I have to install the "AMD64" version even tough it's not an AMD processor?

And lastly, I've heard of people keeping the home directory in a different partition to keep the data while changing to other distributions... how is this done?


September 20th, 2010, 09:20 PM
I would install 64-bit on your i3; it is appropriate for both Intel and AMD processors.

To setup /home on its own partition, choose manual installation when the partitioner runs during install. See http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/separatehome

September 20th, 2010, 10:05 PM
Begin with a live boot of 10.04. If it works well, this will be the best choice.

September 21st, 2010, 02:45 AM
Thanks, I'll do as you say.