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Old 05-28-2016, 07:01 PM   #31
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As others mentioned, if you're saving a partition for Windows later (for dual booting) then better to go ahead and install Windows upfront and first, then install Ubuntu in the empty space and lay it out as others have mentioned: [Windows | / | SWAP | /Home]. Ubuntu pretty much walks you through the whole process and it doesn't matter if you install it from live USB or DVD and does give you the option to launch G-Parted and manually partition the drive along-side the Windows install, or set up the partitions as you go with the install. If making it dual boot, your drive might look something like this:
sda1 = FAT32 (Windows ~32MB)
sda2 = NTFS (Windows)
sda3 = ext4 (root Ubuntu)
sda4 = Linux SWAP
sda5 = ext4 (home Ubuntu)
However, if you're hardware can handle virtualization (not merely as a BIOS setting, but resource-wise, such as a minimum duo-core CPU (more cores the better) with multi-threading and 4GB RAM) you might want to consider full Linux install and then install Windows in VirtualBox or some other VM app.
Thanks WFV. This is a really old computer and it's single core, and I just wanted Xubuntu so I didn't have to worry about partitioning the drive. Thanks for the information. I'll be ready if I ever do dual boot. Appreciate it.
 
Old 05-28-2016, 07:03 PM   #32
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Thanks everybody for all the great information about the swap. I did go with Xubntu's default in the installation though. I'm just an ordinary kind of user so that will probably be fine. If I do need to change the swap though I'll be in great shape due to all the great information. Thanks a lot!
 
Old 05-28-2016, 07:18 PM   #33
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Ha ha. Yeah. Praise God! Absolutely! Installation went without a hitch. After it started I had a little "Floppy Diskette Seek Failure" error, but there was a really good Youtube fix for that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOegio0Pi64 So everything is looking good. Thanks again. (This wouldn't have happened without that link you gave me.)
haha you still got 3.2" floppy's laying around to use? that should fetch a price on eBay as collators items. lol

happy you got it figured out with your RAM. and you shouold be up and running in no time, if not already.
 
Old 05-28-2016, 07:24 PM   #34
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haha you still got 3.2" floppy's laying around to use? that should fetch a price on eBay as collators items. lol

happy you got it figured out with your RAM. and you shouold be up and running in no time, if not already.
Thanks man. And thanks for the help.
 
Old 05-29-2016, 05:04 AM   #35
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Thanks again. (This wouldn't have happened without that link you gave me.)
You're more than welcome
 
Old 06-01-2016, 07:59 AM   #36
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If you have plenty of RAM, it honestly doesn't matter what you make your SWAP. I'd almost say that if you went overkill on you RAM, then run without SWAP to make sure it doesn't get used. However, I'm sure Linux is smart enough these days not to use that junk unless it actually benefits from it.
 
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If you have plenty of RAM, it honestly doesn't matter what you make your SWAP. I'd almost say that if you went overkill on you RAM, then run without SWAP to make sure it doesn't get used. However, I'm sure Linux is smart enough these days not to use that junk unless it actually benefits from it.
Sounds good. Thanks.
 
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If you have plenty of RAM, it honestly doesn't matter what you make your SWAP. I'd almost say that if you went overkill on you RAM, then run without SWAP to make sure it doesn't get used. However, I'm sure Linux is smart enough these days not to use that junk unless it actually benefits from it.
finally someone that has the same line of thought as I do about RAM vs SWAP space.
 
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it's got 2GB RAM but if all goes well I'm planning on upping that to 4GB RAM.
With 2 GB of ram you probably will need some swap to be on the safe side, with 4 Gb of ram will depend on what how much ram the applications you run will use.
 
Old 06-02-2016, 01:00 PM   #40
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With 2 GB of ram you probably will need some swap to be on the safe side, with 4 Gb of ram will depend on what how much ram the applications you run will use.
if you're in the states a 8GB stick of RAM ddr3 1333 cost me ~ $25 that'd be a better investment ... eBay

better to have "too much" RAM then not enough that's give you 10GB RAM ~ but of course you can do the MAth urself lol

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