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Partition for Ubuntu / Windows 2000


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Joined: 01.01.70
Posted on 16-03-07 01:02
Hey all, I have read a few of the threads on here about dual booting windows and Linux, but I am still not 100% sure as to how to go about doing this.

This is what I have so far...

For windows, you simply install the operating system onto your harddrive, got it. Now, I have partition magic and I plan on partitioning my harddrive using this. I have been reading around and I noticed you need, and i quote "at the cheapest two partitions". Giving me a total of 3 partitions...

I have a 120 gig harddrive with 1 gig of ram. I read all over the place about this "linux swap" and its a good idea to have it be atleast twice the size of your RAM.

How does this partition setup sound?

1st - Windows 2000 (90 Gigs)
2nd - Ubuntu Linux (28 Gigs)
3rd - Linux "Swap" (2 Gigs)

I read somewhere else that you don't need much room for ubuntu linux, just enough for the kernell image? That is mainly what threw me off.

So to sum it up, the above partitions are what I plan on making, then I plan on installing my ubuntu distro on the 2nd partition, and doing nothing but creating the linux swap partition.

Thank you very much in advance! sorry for the lengthy thread Smile.