File Partition Help

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by zapoqx, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. zapoqx

    zapoqx Striking Master

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    I'm trying to install Ubuntu one more time on my laptop. The problem is this...
    I bought a new hard drive and decided to install Windows XP and Ubuntu except... I purposely at first left roughly 50GB of unpartitioned space for Ubuntu. It seems that no matter what option I choose, it wants to install and format the entire hard drive. It is rather annoying. I even tried going back on XP and making a formatted space to see if that would work, but it doesn't. So I need the next best help.

    the file size it shows for that remainder that is supposed to be Ubuntu is 52666 MB. I know I need for a root and swap, but I'm pretty sure there is something else I need.

    Give me help please.
     
  2. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    choose the manual partition option.
     
  3. zapoqx

    zapoqx Striking Master

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    I know, but I mean I don't know how much needs to be allocated in what formats. Like what needs ext3, what needs ext2, how much is needed on Swap, etc.
     
  4. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Swap should be 2x ram, the rest can be allocated for / as ext3. You don't need an exotic partitioning scheme.
     
  5. zapoqx

    zapoqx Striking Master

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    Ok, so let me get this straight... (And correct me as I just recenly read something...
    with my memory being 2GB...
    4GB Swap
    40GB /
    6GB /data <---- I don't know about this one but I read something about it that it is optional but would be a reccomended?
     
  6. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    You don't need /data. It is not even recommended. It makes it easier to re-install from scratch without losing data.

    swap is swap, and / is ext3.
     
  7. zapoqx

    zapoqx Striking Master

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    Cool. Well hope my luck changes. Now Onto another question. I'll post it as a new topic as it doesn't fall under this topic.