Ahmad Abou el-naga champion_2010 at
Tue Feb 9 08:22:22 GMT 2010

well I have a drive for windows , a drive for important data and a drive for Kubuntu(it has the Wubi AMD version on it and I need to install the permanent one) and all are NTFS.
my computer is 4200+ processor and 3Gbs of ram AMD athlon 64 ...
I just got confused because I never installed linux but I like Kubuntu 9.10
I need help

> From: gene.heskett at
> To: kubuntu-users at
> Subject: Re: questions
> Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2010 02:30:21 -0500
> On Tuesday 09 February 2010, Ahmad Abou el-naga wrote:
> >I recently tried Kubuntu through windows(wubi) and I want to permanently
> > install it but i have some questions please,
> >
> >1-when it was installing through wubu it came to the part of installing
> > apps.(80%) and gave an error so i skipped 2-should I convert the file
> > system to ext3 or ext4 and NTFS is not possible? 3 If I did this file
> > system conversion or format will I loose anything If I did applied this to
> > a separate drive other than that which has all the needed data and the
> > drive for windows?
> >
> >thanks in advance :)
> The separate drive is nice, and quite doable..  As far as the windows portion 
> of a drive, it should be 'defragged' using the windows tool to do that, and 
> the last time I saw it, it gave you a visual map showing the free area of the 
> drive.  Using a partitioning tool, shrink the windows portion so there is a 
> little room left for windows to wiggle in, and then make 2 new partitions on 
> the inner portion of the disk for linux, using all but a gigabyte or so for 
> an ext3 filesystem, and the last gigabyte as 'swap' space, which linux will 
> use as additional memory by paging it in and out so a 1Gb machine looks like 
> a 2Gb machine.  Likewise a 4Gb machine needs about 4Gb of swap, but won't use 
> it quite as often.
> Or you can do all the partitioning on a second (third,forth etc) drive.  I 
> have 4 1Tb drives here, all of them bootable to various flavors of linux.
> The limits are your hardware budget and imagination.  The latter is usually 
> free. ;-)
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