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Old 10-30-2009, 12:04 AM   #1
mganesh30
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Installing Ubuntu on a new HDD


I have procurred a brand new 260 GB SATA HDD and is completely blank. How do I install Ubuntu on this? Do I need to use FDISK to partition the HDD before installing Ubuntu?
 
Old 10-30-2009, 12:07 AM   #2
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No Ubuntu has a build in partition manager. Just download the iso imanage and burn it as a image. Set your bios setting to but from CD/DVD first. Insert disk then boot. Follow prompts
 
Old 10-30-2009, 05:17 AM   #3
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Thanks. Do I need to set my HIOS to LBA (Large?)mode? My HDD is 260 GB. Should I use Automatic or Normal paritioning?
 
Old 10-30-2009, 05:31 AM   #4
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If you want, you can allow Ubuntu to partition your disk. But if you have some partitioning that you want to do then you can do it manually. If you want to use the complete disk for Ubuntu then you can allow it partition it. Else its better you do it yourself manually.
 
Old 10-30-2009, 05:36 AM   #5
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If you want, you can allow Ubuntu to partition your disk. But if you have some partitioning that you want to do then you can do it manually. If you want to use the complete disk for Ubuntu then you can allow it partition it. Else its better you do it yourself manually.
I would also strongly recommend (if you are confident enough to partition manually) making a seperate /home partition, as well as the standard / partition (root). If you are using the entire disk, make a 20-30GB root partition, just incase you decide to install the world on your HDD, among other things as root can fill up quite quickly, and give the rest to /home.

In addition to this, if you are using ubuntu 9.04/9.10, use the ext4 filesystem as this is a LOT faster than ext3.

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