Re: Lucid 10.04 questions
On Friday, May 14, 2010 03:48:13 pm sistersays wrote:
> 1. Should I partition the drive (/, /home and swap) with the Ubuntu
> installer or with GParted from the live disk beforehand?
Shouldn't matter. AFAIK, both use parted behind the scenes.
> 2. If I pre-partition the disk, can I use the live disk to install or
> do I need to use the alternate disk?
The live disk will work; just make sure you go into "manual partition" mode to
assign the partitions correctly.
> 3. I'm leaning towards using ext3 because I have read about data loss
> with ext4. Any thoughts?
AFAIK, ext4 is perfectly solid these days. Certainly it's the default with
10.04, and that's a LTS (long term support) release where Ubuntu tends to be
conservative. The first time Ubuntu does an auto-check of your 1TB ext3 drive,
I guarantee you'll wish you had selected ext4!
> 4. I read that the swap needs to be the same size as total RAM. Correct?
If you want to be able to suspend the computer, you need a minimum swap size
equal to RAM, because that's where the suspend function parks the working RAM.
With hard drive sizes the way they are now, you might as well use 2xRAM for
swap; it's not like you need the space!
BTW, unless you have a teeny-tiny amount of RAM, add the line vm.swappiness=10
at the end of /etc/sysctl (it defaults to vm.swappiness=60, which is way too