Partitioning question

rterry at rterry at
Tue Apr 10 21:59:20 UTC 2012

On Tuesday 10 April 2012 22:55:34 Paul Kaplan wrote:
> I have for years kept Kubuntu and Windows on the same physical drive.
> Currently for a 64-bin install:
> /dev/sda1 (WinXP) 30GB (same is probably OK for Win7 if you have MS Office
>  and 1-2 other similarly sized programs) /dev/sda2 (/home) 120GB (really
>  whatever isn't used for the other 3 partitions) /dev/sda3 (swap) 6GB
>  (probably should be 8GB for 4GB RAM)
> /dev/sda4 (/) 10GB (might bump to 12GB if you want to install Gnome as well
>  as KDE, but I've never been higher than ~75% use with KDE only + lots of
>  stuff)

Thanks for your reply - will work along these lines.
> This allows you to do a new install on /dev/sda4 in the future without
>  disrupting /home. Paul
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: rterry at
> To: "Kubuntu user technical support" <kubuntu-users at>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 7:15:56 AM
> Subject: Partitioning question
> Hi List,
> Not particularly Kubuntu, but would appreciate some partitioning advice.
> I've an asus laptop with an SD 120GIG drive + 750G second drive. The laptop
> came with just Win7 on the SD drive. I installed Kubuntu 11 on the second
> drive. Now, I never ever boot into Windows, though for some irrational
>  reason (maybe because it is a licenced copy) I'm loathe to wipe it in case
>  "I ever need it".
> I wonder if it would be possible to wipe the Kubuntu partition and
>  re-install a virgin Kubuntu 12, but partially on the 120Gig SD drive, to
>  get the faster boot up speed, if so I'd have to manually tell the
>  installer what partitions go where and what size and I'm not sure what to
>  do during the install. I'm happy to shrink the 120G partition with a
>  partion manager prior to the install.
> Any basic pointers appreciated.
> Thanks in advance.
> Richard

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