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post #1 of 2 Old 12-05-2005, 10:50 AM - Thread Starter
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I am about to install Ubuntu.
I have 3 HDD.
1 dedicated to windows.
the other two with nothing at this stage. I have cradles for HDD so swapping etc is not a problem.
I want to be rid of windows completly (i will keep one HDD with it on however).
What is the best thing for me to do. Install ubuntu onto 1 HDD with no partitions and all files, programs etc on to the same HDD or
Partition the disk into 2. One for ubuntu the other for files or
Use 1 hdd for ubuntu and another for files?
As you can see I have no idea, I am just sick of windoze

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http://www.overclock.net/linux-unix-...ing-guide.html

That might help you.

What I would do is install Ubuntu on one hard drive, add a swap partition and format the rest of the drive as fat32 so you can access the files you save there from windows too.

Same with the extra drive, make it fat32 and perhaps another swap space on it (if you read the guide - it says linux would benefit from 2 swapspaces on 2 diff HDD's)

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