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Old 01-02-2009, 07:58 AM   #16
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Check PCLinuxOS, Fedora, OpenSuse, etc. However, Ubuntu belongs to one of the most 'user friendly'distributions of linux.
I don't really understand what you've written about 'installing partitions' and disks. Basically, during the installation process you need to prepare your disk, ie. divide your disk (or disks) into partitions and then you mount filesystem onto the partitions.
The following article should give you some information about partitions, filesystems, etc:
http://www.control-escape.com/linux/lx-partition.html

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Oaahhh i reinstall it 4 times and i can't install it properly i think.I have a swap directory 150 gb and home directory 150 gb thats all :S Can someone tell me how to plan my partiotions.I read a lot in internet but i still can't understand.I don't know what kind of file system to chooce can someone tell me how to set the how to plan my partiotions and etc.My harddisk is 320 gb,3gb ram,and 2.1 dual processor ... ?
 
Old 01-02-2009, 08:07 AM   #17
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can someone tell me how to set the how to plan my partiotions and etc.My harddisk is 320 gb,3gb ram,and 2.1 dual processor ... ?
During installation, let linux do the partitioning for you.
 
Old 01-02-2009, 08:09 AM   #18
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Check PCLinuxOS, Fedora, OpenSuse, etc. However, Ubuntu belongs to one of the most 'user friendly'distributions of linux.
I don't really understand what you've written about 'installing partitions' and disks. Basically, during the installation process you need to prepare your disk, ie. divide your disk (or disks) into partitions and then you mount filesystem onto the partitions.
The following article should give you some information about partitions, filesystems, etc:
http://www.control-escape.com/linux/lx-partition.html

good luck
Man i reinstall my windows 4 times and i still can't install it properly.I read a lot of info in internet but i still can't understand.I set my partiotions and etc like that : Manual-swap directory-150 gb;home directory-150gb at filesystem exc3 i think i'm not sure. Can you tell me how to set them at the next installation i have 320 gb hdd,3gb ram and 2,1 dual processor.I'm awaiting your answer ::P
 
Old 01-02-2009, 08:14 AM   #19
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During installation, let linux do the partitioning for you.
WoW druing the instllation i set Manual what i must set if i want to Linux do the partiotioning for me ?
 
Old 01-02-2009, 08:16 AM   #20
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During installation, let linux do the partitioning for you.
Is it OKEY like this : Manual-->Swap directory 2gb;Root directory - 50 gb;and HOME- the rest ?
 
Old 01-02-2009, 08:44 AM   #21
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during installation, let linux do the partitioning for you.
if i want linux do the partiotioning for me i must set guided:use entire disk;manual or guided:rezsize...... ?
 
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During installation, let linux do the partitioning for you.
If i want Linux do the partiotioning for me what i must chooce --- Guided-Use entire disk;Guided:Rezsize ..... or Manual ?
 
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Guided-Use entire disk;Guided:Rezsize ..... or Manual ?
Guided-Use entire disk => if no other OS is installed
Guided:Rezsize => let linux resize the disk and use free space, besides the other OS
It will propose solutions, and you will agree.
Manual=> hense, do it all yourself
 
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Is it OKEY like this : Manual-->Swap directory 2gb;Root directory - 50 gb;and HOME- the rest ?

hmm, I don't think you'll ever need 50GB for your root partition. It might be a waste of space. I've never used more than 25GB even after installing a lot of games and multimedia software. That's just my personal opinion based on my experience.
I wouldn't use the entire disk for this installation. What if you want to dual/triple boot with other distros later on?
 
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Don't be afraid of manual option:
/ - 25GB
/home 25GB
swap - 2GB

These will be three primary partitions. Once you've got everything up and running, you can create the 4th partition which must be extended (not primary) in order to create more partitions. Then (within this big extended partition) you can create as many partitions as you want (you are limited by the physical size of your hard drive).
 
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hmm, I don't think you'll ever need 50GB for your root partition. It might be a waste of space. I've never used more than 25GB even after installing a lot of games and multimedia software. That's just my personal opinion based on my experience.
I wouldn't use the entire disk for this installation. What if you want to dual/triple boot with other distros later on?
I will never want to be with 2 OC at the same time.. If i want to be only with one for example Kubunutu i must chooce GUIDED:USE ENTIRE DISK ?!?!?! If i want other distro i will install it alone :P And again if i want only one distro for example Kubunutu i must chooce GUIDED:Use entire disk ??!?!?!
 
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And again if i want only one distro for example Kubunutu i must chooce GUIDED:Use entire disk ??!?!?!
Yes that will be OK
 
Old 01-02-2009, 01:52 PM   #28
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Don't be afraid of manual option:
/ - 25GB
/home 25GB
swap - 2GB

These will be three primary partitions. Once you've got everything up and running, you can create the 4th partition which must be extended (not primary) in order to create more partitions. Then (within this big extended partition) you can create as many partitions as you want (you are limited by the physical size of your hard drive).
What kind of filesystem i must use for /;/home; and swap directories ?
 
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What kind of filesystem i must use for /;/home; and swap directories ?
/ and /home ext3
swap as swap
 
Old 01-03-2009, 12:10 AM   #30
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Man can you tell me other good distributions for Linux?I don't like Ubuntu very much.Is it best?Sorry for my stupid questions but i'm trying Linux for the first time ! I install it and i don't understand anything.I think that i can't install the partitions.I don't have two disks i have only one "System files" and the other is in my HOME folder in "System files" why i don't have another disk ? :S And please tell me other good distribtuion,plz :P
I have just installed Linux Mint (Elyssa) on my new laptop and it installed and is working like a charm! I totally replaced Vista so I can't say whether or not it will handle partitioning well (supposedly it does), but it has an easy-to-follow installation process, so I recommend it for the moment. But Damn Small Linux, Mepis, and PCLinuxOS are very user-friendly too.
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