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

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

Postby Swarfendor437 » Fri May 09, 2014 9:47 pm

Sorry for the late reply to the How-To Wolfman - 600 blue ones to you sir! :D :D :D
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Re: Install Ubuntu (Zorin OS) using the "Something Else" met

Postby Lode » Fri May 09, 2014 10:02 pm

Thank you much, Wolfman. 8-)

I'm saving a full system backup on my external drive right after posting this before using the DVD I just burned with Zorin on it for my laptop.
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Re: Install Ubuntu (Zorin OS) using the "Something Else" met

Postby Wolfman » Sat May 10, 2014 2:20 pm

Hi Lode,

I hope you took this advice!. :D

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4771
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Re: Install Ubuntu (Zorin OS) using the "Something Else" met

Postby DanYHKim » Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:35 pm

I will be trying this out soon. I can see how it is good to have /home in a separate partition, but I don't have a ton of space. Are there some guidelines on how much space to reserve for root? I am guessing that /home has my documents, etc., but if I install programs, I would think that those files will be in the partition containing root. If this is correct, then what would be a good size to reserve for root?
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Re: Install Ubuntu (Zorin OS) using the "Something Else" met

Postby Swarfendor437 » Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:52 am

Hi, I usually 'plump' for 30 Gb (or 30000 in the space that GParted asks when sizing) ;)
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Re: Install Ubuntu (Zorin OS) using the "Something Else" met

Postby abergreg » Wed Jan 21, 2015 3:38 pm

Thanks wolfman, I`ll give it a go. Do I boot my system with the Zorin 9 disk in the cd drive or boot into Zorin 8 and run the Zorin 9 disk then? (or doesnt it matter?)
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Re: Install Ubuntu (Zorin OS) using the "Something Else" met

Postby Wolfman » Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:09 pm

abergreg wrote:Thanks wolfman, I`ll give it a go. Do I boot my system with the Zorin 9 disk in the cd drive or boot into Zorin 8 and run the Zorin 9 disk then? (or doesnt it matter?)

Hi,

boot directly from the OS disk you want to install, in your case Zorin OS 9!. :D
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Re: Install Ubuntu (Zorin OS) using the "Something Else" met

Postby Stephanie » Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:31 am

Hiya Wolfman do I have to Edit partition ? I only have Zorin 9 Core on my SSD Drive and I want to upgrade to Zorin Ultimate.
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Re: Install Ubuntu (Zorin OS) using the "Something Else" met

Postby Wolfman » Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:58 pm

Hi Stephanie,

the important part is NOT TO FORMAT YOUR HOME FOLDER!, that is basically what the guide is for, saving all your data and settings!. :D

If you want to learn more about partitioning:

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2601
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Re: Install Ubuntu (Zorin OS) using the "Something Else" met

Postby Stephanie » Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:16 pm

Thanks honey .. done it using Zorin Ultimate now and loving it ! :P
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