January 26, 2010

give it another go

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Hi,
I want to install Linux on my new PC. I shrunk the HD and now have 450GB of free space (unallocated I should say).
I had Linux installed on my laptop but the darn auto config thing would never set up the space correctly. And I had to manually set up the root dir, etc. And I can not remember how large I made the directories. I remember finding out later i had used way more space than I needed.

So how much overall space should I allow for the entire Linux OS and how large should each directory be?
And how do I set up the swap space?

thanks all!

Eric