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

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**Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:25 am**In conjunction with what Wolfman explained in setting up your individual partitions: (and this is for those who have a handle on, and are more advanced in customizing the partitions).....whenever you are going to specify a specific partition size....remember this formula:

Total size in GB x 1024 = total size in MB.....example, you want a root size of say, 50 GB...so you take 50 x 1024 = 51200, and a home directory of 100 GB......would be 100 x 1024 = 102400, swap would be 10 x 1024 = 10240

Always remember to do the calculations first, then enter the total number where it requests the size in MB....this is something I learned when studying for my A+ Cert in Computer Technology....hope this will help those who are wanting a more better understanding of partitioning their HDD

P.S. As a side note: 1024 = 1 MB

Total size in GB x 1024 = total size in MB.....example, you want a root size of say, 50 GB...so you take 50 x 1024 = 51200, and a home directory of 100 GB......would be 100 x 1024 = 102400, swap would be 10 x 1024 = 10240

Always remember to do the calculations first, then enter the total number where it requests the size in MB....this is something I learned when studying for my A+ Cert in Computer Technology....hope this will help those who are wanting a more better understanding of partitioning their HDD

P.S. As a side note: 1024 = 1 MB