Dual booting - Windows & Linux - Full tutorial

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Thanks for that. I will read it in detail when I go for dual booting. I have 4 Pri partition on my single HD. XP on C and D for data. So I can Install Linux on E or F. Am I right?
    Secondly what is the minimum size of linux( kubuntu) partition. I will use it mainly for surfing, Office documents etc, -- no data. Thanks?
     
  3. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    Yes you can install on E or F.
    You need min 2GB for root, min 256MB for swap and any size for home. If you have no space limitation, give it 10-20GB.
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    Thanks. I will go for 5 GB, hope it to be enough.
     
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    Hello,
    It means you'll have about 1.5-2.5GB for home - personal stuff. Don't forget that the size of the root partition dictates how much more stuff you can add - new installations and such.
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    Sorry this stuff is new for me. SO 2 GB will be enough for root even if I install new software?
    What can be minimum for home?
     
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    Hello,
    Min for root 2GB - but not comfortably enough for future upgrades and new software.
    Home - anything you like, bear in mind this is your data partition for linux.
    If you have no problem with space, give root 4GB, give home 1-2GB or more. Depends what you intend to do.
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    That would be fine I think, 4 GB for root and 2 GB for home. I will keep my data on another partition anyway.

    Thanks.
     
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