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Old 04-02-2010, 08:29 AM   #1
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New kubuntu Install

I am trying to install kubuntu and was told I need to set up partitions. I've never manually done this before and can't seem to make it work, like I was told. A friend works with Linux but mostly with SUSE...he laid out how this should be configured...
150 - 200M for /boot
allocate the rest to LVM:
then create logical volumes with the following:
30G / (root)
20G /tmp -used for temp stuff. can be trashed whenever
10G /usr
40G /opt -used for most additional software install (think of the programs folder) in windows
10G /var
swap should match system memory
Doing all this using LVM (logical volume manager) allows you to grow the space as necessary.
In the set up I don't see LVM as an option in it listed as something else?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Old 04-02-2010, 09:12 AM   #2
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you can use guided partition.. if you want to do it manually, you can check on this help page provided by ubuntu
Note: kubuntu is basically the same of ubuntu.. what it changes is the desktop environment..
Old 04-02-2010, 09:17 AM   #3
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I know that LVM is something that SUSE uses, but Ubuntu deriviations do not. Now, the ideal way (in my eyes) to set up partitions for Ubuntu is definitely a SWAP partition about the size or maybe larger as the amount of RAM that you have. Besides that, you could just have one large partition for everything else. If you wanted to break it up you could seperate / (which is the system/boot partition) giving it 30 GB or so, and then give the rest to /usr (or it could be called /home) and let that partition have the rest of the disk space. I hope this helps, with Ubuntu you can break it up as much or as little as you like (2 partitions at least SWAP and /), but the only additional one that I add is the /usr or /home, because that stores the user info and files.
Old 04-02-2010, 12:37 PM   #4
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Is there a reason you need to set up partitions maually? There are many good reasons for wanting to do so, but if you don't have one, I would recommend letting kubuntu do it for you.

Edit: If you do have a reason for manually partitioning, please share it with us and we can guide you better.

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