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Old 02-17-2006, 01:12 PM   #1
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Question installing ubuntu along side windows


I am new to linux can any one please help me out i tried to install ubuntu 5.10 alongside windows 98 i choose the option to resize the windows partition to install partition but an error came up saying their was not enough space on the partition can any one tell me how much space is needed to install ubuntu, my hard drive is 6gb and has got plenty of space left on it.
 
Old 02-17-2006, 01:32 PM   #2
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For a full ubuntu install you need about 2GB (according to their website). They also recommend at least 128MB. Now, if you're bumped up against those numbers in any way, you can do some things to make it better. The thing that I always do is install a minimal system (you might have to type expert at boot when installing. Then you'll get just a command prompt (the bare ubuntu system). From there you can apt-get install only the things you really need. And stay away from Gnome or KDE as desktops. Try XFCE4, windowmaker, icewm (or google for lightweight window managers).

Oh, and before resizing the windows 98 partition, did you scandisk and defrag it?
 
  


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