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Old 01-15-2005, 06:55 AM   #1
philip41
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Ubuntu to new drive advice


I got a second PC wich i have just fitted an second 120gb hard drive,i have only fitted the drive so far, i have not formatted or anything yet.

I wish to install Ubuntu to that drive.


1)What is the best way of going about the install.
2) I have Norton Partition Magic, should i use the option " installing a new operating system-Linux"
3) Or should i just Ubuntu do the work during the install.
4) the drive is 120Gb, how many partitions would you split the drive into.
5) I have also read that it is best to have "home" on a seperate partition, can this be setup with PM if i use that method.
6) i am very new to linux, and so to start with i will just be learning how to use it.
 
Old 01-15-2005, 08:34 AM   #2
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never used Ubuntu, but i would imagine it's like most distros. typically you'lll want at four partitions
one for
/boot (200mb) approx
/swat (512mb) approx
/home ( its up to you, this is where all your files will be stored)
/ (12 gb)

i would suggest creating a separate partition for home. as i mentioned, never used Ubuntu, but im pretty sure it would walk you through it during the installation process. i've installed redhat, fedora, mandrake and never used partition magic, so i wouldnt know what advise to give on using it. good luck
 
Old 01-15-2005, 11:22 AM   #3
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Thanks snakeo2, all up and running now.
 
Old 01-15-2005, 11:25 AM   #4
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no problem, glad i could help
 
  


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