Install Ubuntu (Zorin OS) using the "Something Else" method

Re: Install Ubuntu (Zorin OS) using the "Something Else" met

Postby Tomtomthepipersson » Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:54 am

Swarfendor437 wrote:Whilst I made the video for Zorin 9 the route is the same:

https://vimeo.com/110085401


Thanks Swarfendor437!

If you look at the 36:22 mark of your video, you will notice that you have the "Install Zorin Alongside ____" option that I do not have. That is the first of my questions: why do i not have that option and how can i get that option.

my second question was "If I must select the "Something Else" option, can someone please guide me as to what sizes I should be making my Root, Swap and Home partitions?"

Swarfendor437 I see that you made your Root partition 30000 MB, your swap partition 4096mb, and your home partition 40923 mb. I am wondering what sizes you recommend that I make my root/home/swap partitions given the size of my free space (500 GB)

Thanks again!
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Re: Install Ubuntu (Zorin OS) using the "Something Else" met

Postby Swarfendor437 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:52 pm

To some extent it will depend on whether you intend to use Windows apps under wine - all of the windows apps/games get stored in your /home partition. As someone correctly pointed out on here I should have made it 30720 in size (30 x 1024 = 30 Gb) for root (/), This is created at the start of the drive and marked as Primary. I then created an extended (logical) partition at the end of which I created a 4 Gb of Ram swap area which matched my physical RAM but recent articles I've read state this should be doubled. The problem with the 'alongside Windows/other OS option is that if you should have something go wrong with your Zorin installation you might not be able to get access to your valuable data. ;) :D
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