Hi there :-)
sick of MS, I've decided to convert my XP Desktop to Ubuntu 8.10
As I still have some Windows programs I want to run (Adobe CS4), but dont want DualBoot, I'd like to run XP in as a virtual machine.
I have 3 disks. Under XP 250GB (C: + D:) 500GB (E:) 70GB (F:)
After backing up all my personal files, I'd like to make a clean Ubuntu install, formatting all with ext3 (that would be the right file system, right? ;-)
Question 1: what partitions would be best practice?
I've found this interesting article, http://www.overclock.net/linux-unix/...ing-guide.html
PRIMARY - Linux /Boot - EXT3 - 2% (200mb is fine)
PRIMARY - Linux / - EXT3 - 10% (3gb minimum in most cases)
PRIMARY - Linux SWAP - Linux SWAP - 2%
LOGICAL - Linux /TMP - EXT3 - 5%
LOGICAL - Linux /VAR - EXT3 - 10%
LOGICAL - Linux /HOME - EXT3 - 71%
for a solo Linux system. What's your experience and opinion?
This would be for a single disk system I guess.
Question 2: How would that list look considering all 3 disks?
Question 3: As an absolute beginner. After inserting the Live CD, Ubuntu will come up with this 'Prepare disk space' wizzard. What do I do next to get all disks formatted ext3 and have the 'best practice' partitons created and properly mounted?
Question 4: Running a Windows XP as a virtual machine. Would that work on a ext3 disk? I know there are tools for XP to enable it to read/write ext3 right, but would it run itself properly in that virtual machine (any product suggestions here? :-)
Thanks a lot guys and girls :-)