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I there was previously a fat32 filesystem that I deleted. If my goal was to reinstall ubuntu and partition my hard-drive for optimal performance and quality, can someone guide me through a few steps ?


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All you need to do is make a SWAP partition that is like 2-4GB doesn't matter too much IMO (Basically a windows Page file) and whatever else you want as a EXT4 partition mounted to /
You don't have to worry about anything else as / is ROOT, all of the other things (/home, /bin etc.) will be in there, you can keep them in separate partitions but as a basic user there is no need to do so. If you wish to share data through multiple distros you can create a partition of any size, EXT4 and mount it to something custom such as /data and use that for all distro's for easy shared space.

TL;DR - Make partition EXT4 with / mount point, make partition SWAP with 4GB.
    
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Trying to do just as you said: thank you for the start! These are the options I have, in still google searching alot of the verbatim you just used


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It will not allow me to partition less than that amount unless I missed something- is this the correct partition formula you just mentioned?


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Are you actually trying to install to the same defective hard drive that you talked about in your other thread?

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You don't have to worry about the other stuff beside /.
Each of those mount points holds certain things and you can keep them in separate partitions but it's more for certian management and stuff, like if I were to do web hosting I would separate them and limit the amount of the partition each mount point gets.
Basically unless you know what your doing, just smack on the / mount point and your done. It basically puts ALL of the mount points you see on the option in one partition.
    
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Also is there anything here I can delete?


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Ok legojoey first of all thanks to begin with, let me ask you one final question.

I want to be using this for Internet protocols like remote desktop sharing, live monitoring, and I want to add some applications. Does this in anyway effect how I should

A) partition now ( im willing to learn anything I need if it's useful )

B) How and where I install apps later


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Error1 I appreciate your help but unless we can determine it is a corrupt harddrive there's no sense in assuming when my pressing matter involves needing Internet access. It might not be the harddrive who knows


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And more importantly is there anything not being used that I can delete here? My friend seems to think there is a virus on here that has to do with keylogging and transmitting the data.


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