Novice query: Installation Help

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Thu Oct 3 02:31:27 UTC 2013

On 10/02/2013 07:05 PM, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Wednesday 02 October 2013 18:54:06 Ric Moore did opine:
>> On 10/02/2013 03:26 AM, Gene Heskett wrote:
>>> On Wednesday 02 October 2013 03:25:32 Ric Moore did opine:
>>>> On 10/01/2013 02:17 PM, PM 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?
>>>> just take the defaults. Pesonally I wouldn't mess with partitions
>>>> unless I had a bigger harddrive. The defaults will use the entire
>>>> drive, it will use the ext4 file system (LVM) and you'll be good to
>>>> go.
>>>> One note. some have experienced wifi network problems unless you use
>>>> the live session to install from. Then it is reported to be
>>>> completely successful. Ric
>>> Tain't just wifi Ric, its all networking.
>> Ah, that explains why I had to hammer in a nail to get plain-jane eth0
>> to work. :) Ric
> I hammered in several Ric, so network-mis-manager has been, on my system,
> totally sterilized, it can't screw with anything.
> But this post will likely restart the tirade of posts questioning my family
> tree because I had the audacity to fix what network-mis-manager couldn't,
> by emasculating its ability to modify anything.  You can't remove it else
> it wants to take out 100's of other packages with it.

Ah! But just a couple of releases back, I installed wicd and then the 
system allowed me to dump NM without busting everything. I guess you 
have to have at least one network manager installed. Dunno if that is 
still true, you might give it a whirl. wicd gave me fewer headaches. 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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