g.lip at gmx.com
Thu May 14 06:01:18 UTC 2009
Steven Vollom wrote:
> Dear Goh Lip
>> What do now finally decide to do can be done automatically by the Jaunty
>> installer. You just need to instruct the installer to create a new home
>> partition. It will automatically create a swap partition, and anything
>> else, based on your computer specs.
> I have decided I want to have suspend to disk ability. That requires swap
> equal to my RAM, doesn't it. Will that automatically happen too?
Steven, I am not clear about suspend to disk requirements, I had always
thought it uses the RAM memory rather than the hard disk. Also when
RAM's are 4 GB or more, the accepted opinion is that 2GB of swap memory
may not even be necessary. But they are not talking about suspend to
disk. If I were you, (and I am not you), having lots of RAM and hard
disks, I would allocate 12 GB to swap.
>> I certainly don't consider myself an expert. There are many things on
>> this post that I am not a bit familiar with. But I do have some
>> experience or have gone through something that other people is asking.
>> And if I can contribute, I will try. It is because I have also learnt a
>> lot from this post myself. I only hope I don't give out advise like the
>> passersby in Aesop's tale.
> I think it's OK to be kind to animals, smile.
Yes, I am also very kind to animals. (i rescue stray dogs)
>>> I may have changed a bit since yesterday, but my new HDD comes tomorrow
>>> morning. So here is what my current plan is.
> Being the rock solid decision maker that I am, I plan to have a 30gb boot
> drive, 8.5gb of swap and the balance of the TB as /home. I wonder what I will
> actually do, tomorrow?
> The one thing I am certain of is this: I will have a properly configured and
> backed up computer for the first time in over 20 years. I can just hear my
> computer say "whew!" That means, "it's about time".
Good, there's lots more to learn.
> I am so excited, I can hardly wait. Additionally, I am going to try to get a
> copy of Jaunty that contains KDE 4.2.3. I read that is possible. If so, I
> will install that. Talk to you later my friend.
All the best,
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