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Old 09-17-2003, 03:51 AM   #1
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Laptop install... dual boot - how much room?

I have 2 out of five machines on linux. One machine is W2K server which I have to leave running because of some asp apps and my wifes machine has xp because she needs it for here job. The remaining non-linux machine is my laptop. I am about ready to install it on my laptop, however, I will probably want to keep xp on it for a while (gotta wean myself), however, I was wondering how much room would be considered sufficient to continue to learn linux. I have a 40GB HD on my laptop.

Any opinions?

BTW, when i get comfortable with linux, I would like to migrate my apps and data to linux and kill the W2K server! Your answers will help me get there!
Old 09-17-2003, 06:28 AM   #2
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you probably want 10-15gb of space for linux

swap space : double the amount of memory
your documents etc. : 5-10gb
/ (the programs distro etc). : the rest of the space

mandrake 9.1 should take up about 5gb if you install everything on the 4 disks

have fun :-)

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Old 09-17-2003, 03:10 PM   #3
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Re: Laptop install... dual boot - how much room?

I have a laptop with 20G and Divided in 10-10.
In windows I have paragon, to make a nice backup from the whole linux partition and the boot, works great! and Partition magic so I can change the partitions if necessary.

At home, I have an usbdrive connected to the laptop, so I can save all the stuff that I don't need, when I'm on my way. The backups are also on the usb-drive.

One thing or another, the drive is always to small.........



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