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November 30, 2010

partition file type choces

I am putting Ubuntu on a Windows machine with the intention of having a dual-boot machine. I set a 20MB partition aside on my drive for Linux and in the process of installation it wanted to know what file format to use. There were about six choices.
So rather than choose the wrong one I bailed.
I have looked for an explanation about these choices without finding one. (The install process did not prompt the choice of one over another.)
Could someone link me to one?
It also seems that I need an additional swap partition - is 60MB adequate? And I assume it must be the same file format as the OS partition.
Thanks!

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