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    Partition guide

    hi , it may been asked alot but i didnt find same situation so i better ask
    im new to linux , i have 120 GB SSD i want to install ubuntu and i plan to run windows in virtual machine for my design works after install linux .
    what is recommended partition schema for me (depend on i need a partition for my design works to organize them & care virtual machine run smooth )
    (i use bios)
    thank you .

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    Re: Partition guide

    you can separate things in a different directory. i recommend the whole thing be split into about 8 GB swap space and all the rest be one big 112GB partition. this way you are less likely to run out of space if you make some partition too small.
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    Re: Partition guide

    I wont lose my design works if os fail to boot or any other problem ?
    Sorry im new to linux , in windows its risky if i save my files in os drive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skaperen View Post
    you can separate things in a different directory. i recommend the whole thing be split into about 8 GB swap space and all the rest be one big 112GB partition. this way you are less likely to run out of space if you make some partition too small.
    I wont lose my design works if os fail to boot or any other problem ?
    Sorry im new to linux , in windows its risky if i save my files in os drive

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    Re: Partition guide

    Partitioning is irrelevant. You can make it as simple or as complicated as you like.

    What you want are backups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamid-azizi View Post
    I wont lose my design works if os fail to boot or any other problem ?
    Sorry im new to linux , in windows its risky if i save my files in os drive
    Saving files in the OS drive (whether Ubuntu or Windows) is not inherently risky in itself.

    What is risky and inadvisable is the lack of a data back up.

    If the OS fails to boot you will lose immediate access to your files.

    Many boot problems can be fixed by the helpful users on this forum but nobody can replace your data.

    Therefore, I advise that you always have healthy and reliable back ups of your important design work.

    Operating systems can be replaced but your data is irreplaceable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tea for one View Post
    Saving files in the OS drive (whether Ubuntu or Windows) is not inherently risky in itself.

    What is risky and inadvisable is the lack of a data back up.

    If the OS fails to boot you will lose immediate access to your files.

    Many boot problems can be fixed by the helpful users on this forum but nobody can replace your data.

    Therefore, I advise that you always have healthy and reliable back ups of your important design work.

    Operating systems can be replaced but your data is irreplaceable.

    Oh CatKiller, I was making a cup of tea and you sneaked in front of me.
    What about reinstall os ? Is it smart to save files in os drive and move them when want reinstall os ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CatKiller View Post
    Partitioning is irrelevant. You can make it as simple or as complicated as you like.

    What you want are backups.
    Yes just wanted to know for better virtual machine experience i need more swap or bigger root directory or ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamid-azizi View Post
    What about reinstall os ? Is it smart to save files in os drive and move them when want reinstall os ?
    In the unlikely event that you would have to re-install Ubuntu, it would make no difference where your files are stored because you would/should always have a back up of your data.

    Just imagine if your complete drive failed – operating system and data gone.

    At least you have a back up of your important data.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tea for one View Post
    In the unlikely event that you would have to re-install Ubuntu, it would make no difference where your files are stored because you would/should always have a back up of your data.

    Just imagine if your complete drive failed – operating system and data gone.

    At least you have a back up of your important data.
    Thank you !
    I will backup my data
    So no need /home or /boot or others ?
    As skaperen adviced 8 gb swap and others for root ?
    I just dont want go wrong in first step because im new to linux

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