Windows XP + Ubuntu set up on fresh HD, suggestions

By Cremaster ยท 4 replies
Jan 14, 2011
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  1. I am attempting to set up a single drive machine with Windows XP and Ubuntu as follows:
    C:\ windows OS
    D:\ OPEN
    E:\ OPEN
    G:\media (music, vids, etc.)
    H:\ Hidden for "adult content"
    I:\Storage for stuff I want to keep
    J:\image of C:\ (weekly)

    Is this adequate?
  2. WinXPert

    WinXPert TS Guru Posts: 445

    how big is your HDD?
  3. Cremaster

    Cremaster TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Here ya go.

    Can I resize and move with the disk management that comes with windows?

    Why on both of my drives does it have a small 3+ gig partition in the front?

  4. Two 3.5GB partitions is a bit on the small side. You may need to shrink the pr0n partition some more..
  5. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    Ideally, you need to find 10GB for Ubuntu. You can get by on much less, but you'll want a couple of GB for SWAP, and you'll want some space left for /home as well, even if your accessing your media on other partitions, the /home directory is used as the default for all your username settings, among other things.

    To give you an idea, here is mine:


    Obviously, I'm using an entire 500GB hard disk, which isn't neccessary, but it will give you an idea of the sort of space being used by / and /usr.

    I would recommend that in the beginning you use just thee partitions:
    / = 5GB
    /home = 5GB
    SWAP = your RAM size (if 2GB or more - if under 2GB its 2x your RAM).

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