[ubuntu-za] How do you Kick Start this Thing?

Leo Kruger krugerl1 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 6 13:28:30 BST 2009

Hi Craig,

The way I do my partitioning is:
Swap space first: 2 x the size of my RAM. (on installing the GUI
should have a mountpoint option of swap)
/ : about 20Gb
/home: rest of drive.

If you are going to make a /boot then make it about 512Mb...just to be
safe...in case you feel like playing with kernels along the line.

You should be able to see the windows partitions on the other drive
with no problems.

This is just more or less the way I setup my drives.

On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 2:05 PM, Craig Harvey <topexec88 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi
> O.K I know this is a really really basic question but Im a complete Newbie!
> I cant seem to install Ubuntu on my computer. It says it cant create a swap
> space and spits me out.
> Can someone explain how to setup the partition on a hard drive when
> installing it on a hard drive.
> You get ext 3, ext 2, file system and journaling file system and then there
> is logical.
> How do you set it up. If I want to setup say 10 Gig for the boot area and
> then 20 Gig for storing your data files and about 10 gigs for a swap file.
> Is the first part ext3 jouranling file system logical with mount point / -
> 'root' or should it be /boot?
> Also if I have a secondary hard drive that has data on it - from a previous
> windows installed machine - can I get Ubuntu to see the files on that second
> Hard drive?
> Thx for any help
> Craig
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Leo Kruger
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