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These above figures are only estimates, you can choose whatever partition sizes you want. Remember this above is a very rough estimate.
Of course if you are dual booting with XP then you have to allocate space for Windows. Just reduce the /root figure above to say 50GB and give Windows 24GB (more than enough), but with real estate so vast as 120GB, then that's no problem.
Let me know how you progress, but don't go back to windows. Once you discover the fun in Linux, you won't look back.
you didn't use the "Has this been asked" button did you? these i'm going back to windows topics are so dull. everyone has a little angry face on the topic header. blah blah blah.
how did you get the cds? did you buy them or download them and burn the iso's to cd? i doubt it could be your hard drive, unless you got really, really old versions of red hat or mandrake. my guess is that somewhere along the line you got a bad download or a bad burn due to the bad download or bad media. i guess the easiest thing to do is to try and reburn the iso's to cd.
Distribution: CentOS 5.5, Ubuntu 10.04, Linux Mint 11 gnome 64 bit
I talked to you last night. I'm the one that spoke of partitioning <different thread>
So. What do you mean Motherboard FAULT - IRQ sh*t
Are you going to give up?
Or are you going to return your piece of crap computer
<alar chuckles to self>
74 gb is a little big for root. How much room do you really need in roots home directory. About 5 gb should be more then enough. Devote the rest to /usr and /home. Maybe even a gig or two on /var so your log files don't get too big.