Dual boot Windows and Ubuntu
Posted 30 May 2007 - 10:49 AM
Posted 30 May 2007 - 04:03 PM
Edited by Drumbum667, 30 May 2007 - 04:04 PM.
Posted 30 May 2007 - 04:06 PM
Posted 30 May 2007 - 05:15 PM
Posted 01 June 2007 - 08:06 PM
Running Linux without a Swap partion is also not a good idea unless you have a large amount of RAM (1 to 2 gig). I usually set up a Swap partition equal to or double the RAM.
I'm not that familiar with Ubuntu's installer because I'm just not that thrilled with Ubuntu. I've used a distro for over a year based on the Ubuntu core but have never tried to install Ubuntu.
I set my Linux boxes up with three partitions along with any Windows partitions(QTparted or Partition Magic work for setting up partitions). Root for the main system, Swap for extra processor work space and a large /home partition for work and data storage. User settings are stored in the /home directory and losing that can be a pain in the event of a crash. You shouldn't need more than about 6gigs for root, set your swap as you need and /home with what you care to spare from your drive(s).
There are reasons why they recommend Partitioning. It's based on experience in best practices.
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