[xubuntu-users] xubuntu-users Digest, Vol 18, Issue 9

David Collins db.collins at yahoo.com.au
Tue Jun 10 02:26:34 UTC 2008


Xubuntu likes to have a small 'swap' partition for swapping memory in
addition to the 'ext3' partition that has all the OS files and home
folders.  The swap partition is the equivalent of pagefile.sys in
Windows.  Thus it will use nearly all the hard drive for the OS, and
just a small part for the swap partition.

There are probably ways to run xubuntu without the swap partition, but I
suggest you install it the preferred way.  If you later want to
re-install Windows you can get your hard drive back to one partition
within the Windows installation program.

You might get to love xubuntu and stay with it, though. :)

David Collins

> From: Jerrod G <jgspacekid at yahoo.com>
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> i dont want to partion my hard drive because i only want one operating system but xubuntu wants me to partion it.
> i want to overwrite my old os. how should i do it?

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