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Poll Results: How long have you been using your current, main installation?

 
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post #881 of 4043
Few days ago I was debating dual-booting mint or ubuntu with win7 on my main rig. A friend suggested Fedora, and I have only heard good things from it. So I think I'm going to do that unless there is someone who animatedly objects.
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post #882 of 4043
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Originally Posted by benpack101 View Post

Few days ago I was debating dual-booting mint or ubuntu with win7 on my main rig. A friend suggested Fedora, and I have only heard good things from it. So I think I'm going to do that unless there is someone who animatedly objects.

one thing about fedora: you must add rpmfusion. if you don't, the repos are kind of lacking.

also, you might want to wait because in about a week or so Fedora 18 is supposed to be released
post #883 of 4043
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one thing about fedora: you must add rpmfusion. if you don't, the repos are kind of lacking.
also, you might want to wait because in about a week or so Fedora 18 is supposed to be released
That is good to know, thanks. Normally I wait at least a month or so after a new release just to let the bugs get ironed out a little.

Also, I can never remember what to do with swap space, how much do I want to leave aside? As I am partitioning right now, I am going to make space for an arch install in the future. So I need swap for both. I've heard at least as much RAM (so 8GB per OS) or can I go with less?
Edited by benpack101 - 12/31/12 at 10:35am
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post #884 of 4043
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Originally Posted by benpack101 View Post

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Originally Posted by jrl1357 View Post

one thing about fedora: you must add rpmfusion. if you don't, the repos are kind of lacking.
also, you might want to wait because in about a week or so Fedora 18 is supposed to be released
That is good to know, thanks. Normally I wait at least a month or so after a new release just to let the bugs get ironed out a little.

Also, I can never remember what to do with swap space, how much do I want to leave aside? As I am partitioning right now, I am going to make space for an arch install in the future. So I need swap for both. I've heard at least as much RAM (so 8GB per OS) or can I go with less?

unless you need suspend/hibernation (not sure which uses swap) you shouldn't need any with 8GB of ram. also, you should be able to use the same swap space for both OSs. and I would make atleast 20-30 BGS extra space for 2-3 extra distros on the future (of course if you have a small ssd, that's different) each one only needs about 10GB of space if you have /home in a different partition and can then also mount that in all OSs
post #885 of 4043
You only need 1 swap partition, and that's only if you don't have enough ram ( anything over 4gb and swap is essentially wasted space for most average people ). The 2 distro's will share the same swap partition, usually detected automatically by graphical installers.

If you have 8GB right now, I wouldn't even bother. As much as I do on my personal machine I rarely venture past 2-4GB ( out of 32GB ) during some of the most memory intensive/multi-tasking I can even fathom doing at once. And the 2GB of swap I have stays at a cool 0 the entire time.
post #886 of 4043
I do have 8GB right now. I am doing this off of a 1 TB drive so I was thinking just to be safe to add some swap, GB then?
Alright then, looks as though it is practically useless, thanks!
Edited by benpack101 - 12/31/12 at 10:56am
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post #887 of 4043
Well the old rule of thumb used to be Memory * 2, but that was back in the 512MB-1GB days and hardly applies anymore when you venture past 4GB. At 2GB I would say 2GB, at 4GB I would say 2GB, and anymore I would say none unless you want hibernate and them fancy sleeping things smile.gif then go with 2GB smile.gif

All routes lead to 0 or 2GB on my map, lol.
post #888 of 4043
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Well the old rule of thumb used to be Memory * 2, but that was back in the 512MB-1GB days and hardly applies anymore when you venture past 4GB. At 2GB I would say 2GB, at 4GB I would say 2GB, and anymore I would say none unless you want hibernate and them fancy sleeping things smile.gif then go with 2GB smile.gif

All routes lead to 0 or 2GB on my map, lol.

I have 9GB biggrin.gif I want 'em fancy sleeping things!
post #889 of 4043
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I have 9GB biggrin.gif I want 'em fancy sleeping things!

Haha! Well I am going to stick with 2GB, I don't normally do all that fancy sleeping stuff but that doesn't mean I won't need it.
sleepysmileyanim.gif
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post #890 of 4043
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I have 9GB biggrin.gif I want 'em fancy sleeping things!

Oh fancy you! Sleep is for the weak! biggrin.gif

Now where did my bed get to headscratch.gif
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