Novice query: Installation Help

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Wed Oct 2 06:54:24 UTC 2013

On 10/01/2013 02:55 PM, chris wrote:
> On 02/10/13 07:31, Bahn, Nathan wrote:
>> On Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 2:17 PM, PM <worldwithoutfences at> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I have downloaded the Ubuntu LTS 12.04.3 and want to install in the
>>> whole of
>>> the space of my PC. Please let me know about how much partition should I
>>> allocate for each partition or should I go with the default one, means
>>> letting Ubuntu itself decide what to do (since I have to use whole of
>>> the
>>> disk). The details are as follows:
>>> RAM size: 2 GB
>>> Hard-disk size: 230 GB actually but they say it is 250 GB
>>> Further, if I should go with LVM or not? If it is really useful, I
>>> would use
>>> it but if I have to go with it, how to use it during the installation?
>>> Thanks.
>> If you're gonna use the entire disk, then I don't see the harm in
>> using the defaults.  You have copied your data, haven't you?
> I use the following scheme tht works well
> /12gig
> /home as large as possible
> /temp = ram
> /swap = to ram
> /var 15gig.
> Works well

True true, but he self admits to being a novice. Better to just let him 
get installed with the least amount of figuring stuff out, IMHO. :) Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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