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Old 10-26-2007, 03:00 PM   #1
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dual boot xp ubuntu 7.10 hard drive resize... how big

ok i want to dual boot my laptop (again)

i know ubuntu has the windows partition resizer so i plan to use it....

windows claims that theres 19GB available

how big should i resize for ubuntu? is 10GB big enough? is 15GB too big?

i need to know quick

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Old 10-26-2007, 03:14 PM   #2
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10GB is enough. 15GB is better. It's all a matter of opinion. On my laptop I have 160GB disk. Fedora7 has 10GB, Fedora8 has 10GB, swap has 2GB and Vista gets the rest. That partitioning scheme is not part of a 'master plan'. I just shrunk the partition and created 2 10GB EXT parts and a 2GB swap. If find that with only 10GB you need to check free space from time to time. Depending on what you do the disk can fill up pretty quickly with temp stuff but it works pretty well this way.


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