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transhour is always the right choice

if you do setup a new partition, make it ext4.
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post #32 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nikkopo View Post
Thank you both for the help.

But you tell me different things.

Voodoo tells me do to setup a partition while transhour tells me to not set up a new partition.

Who should I listen to? lol
I have no clue why transhour is saying not to make a partition

maybe he wants ubuntu to do it for you
witch I do not like to let it do

any way if you are going to install Linux on I'd won't to partition it
wouldn't you?

Quote:
Originally Posted by transhour View Post
if you do setup a new partition, make it ext4.
don't forget the swap
you need it
well you don't need need it
but you system will preform way better with it
and you will not be able to put your pc into hibernation mode without it
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post #33 of 42
he has a ntfs partition, my thinking is this.

ubuntu installer is ignoring it, cause doesn't have a "boot" flag on it.

if he leaves it as raw (no partition) then my thinking is, ubuntu will see it cause it will see it as an available place to install ubuntu.
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post #34 of 42
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 3dfxvoodoo View Post
I have no clue why transhour is saying no to make a partition

maybe he wants ubuntu to do it for you
witch I do not like to let it do
any way if you are going to install Linux on I'd wan't to partition it

wouldn't you?
I would lol. But in that case I'll make a partition 65GB and then a swap on about 10.5GB.

Is that ok or should I really have a swap of exactly 8GB?
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post #35 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nikkopo View Post
I would lol. But in that case I'll make a partition 65GB and then a swap on about 10.5GB.

Is that ok or should I really have a swap of exactly 8GB?
8gb if fine
just make sure it is a little more than 8gb
like 8.2gb


the Linux swap is like "windows virtual memory"

instead of using free space
it uses a swap partition
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 3dfxvoodoo View Post
8gb if fine
just make sure it is a little more than 8gb
like 8.2gb


the Linux swap is like "windows virtual memory"

instead of using free space
it uses a swap partition
Oh I see.

So should it be set as Primary Partition aswell?
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post #37 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nikkopo View Post
Oh I see.

So should it be set as Primary Partition aswell?
yes
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 3dfxvoodoo View Post
yes
Ok I just did that.

I entered 8400mb to Swap, which gave me a swap partition of 8200mb. When I now want to install ubuntu it shows as 8800mb.

Should I care about this or just leave it this way?
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post #39 of 42
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Instead of making partitions I just installed it on the HDD when it was all empty. Will this create a Swap for me or should I create one after the installation?

Btw. As I said it's installing atm, so HDD has been detected.

Thanks a lot guys! Really appreciate your help!.
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yeah the installer will create a swap, the downside to that, the ubiquity creator, took a windows philosphy to heart when he created the code for swap creation, he took the whole equation of swap space a bit far:

ramx2+ram/2, so you might end up with around 20 gigs of swap space, which is totally not needed, i've been running 256 megs for the last few years with 4 gigs of ram, and at most (without purposely filling swap), i've never seen it peak above 100 megabytes used...right now for whatever reason, not sure why, but i have a 1 gig swap partition, and same applies, never seen above 100 megs used.

if i need more swap, its not extremely hard to create a swap file, especially in ubuntu.

but if that is the case, we can walk you thru on how to resize swap, and mount it as a different partition
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