disk partitioning for Ubuntu 8.1
glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Wed Jan 21 16:56:34 UTC 2009
On 01/21/2009 05:21 AM, Ray Leventhal wrote:
> On to my question. I've googled a bunch but haven't yet seen a
> preferred disk layout for Ubuntu. My situation is this:
> M$WinDoze on first half of my drive, NTFS
> I've an unallocated 80GB segment on which I'd like to install Ubuntu.
> From what I can see, I need to manually create the partitions using
> gparted from the LiveCD portion of the 8.1 distribution media. If I can
> do this in an automated fashion, I'd love a pointer in the right direction.
> If it does need to be done manually, given a 2GB memory system, I'd be
> inclined to create a 4GB linux-swap partition, but am not sure (as I've
> come from the RH camp) if there's a preferred / and /boot paradigm.
That's pretty much the safe formula.
How much swap do I need?
* If you have n MB of RAM, you need between n and 2*n MB of swap.
* If you have a disk big enough, just put 2*n MB swap.
You might find these of interest as well - they are a little basic, but
sometimes 'basic' is helpful :-)
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