Mark Mehalik on 5 Jan 2011 06:06:51 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Linux n00b question

Off the top of my head I don't remember what Ubuntu's defaults are, but I'm sure they're sane.

It's been my experience that partitioning is a consideration mostly for purpose builds, and that early on, mucking with it just tends to cause problems.

As far as filesystems, I'd also take the defaults, it's one of those things you'll figure out later if you need to, but for now, they're all similar enough to ignore the differences for most purposes.


On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 8:56 AM, Steve Slaughter <> wrote:
Hey, folks.

I'm building a new PC and plan to install Ubuntu 10.10 ONLY on this machine.  I do not want Windows on any partitions.  OK, I might run Windows 7 in Virtual Box for games, but I don't plan on wasting a lot of time with that until I find a joystick replacement for keyboard/mouse control.

To save money, I only bought a 1 TB HDD. 

What, in your opinion, is the best way to partition this drive?

Should I just select the parameters Ubuntu will set during the installation process, or do some extra-special manual partitioning?

Yes, I'm a n00b :-)

Thanks for your help!

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