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

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

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

Postby Wolfman » Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:57 am

Thanks for the input Andrew!. :D
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Re: Install Ubuntu (Zorin OS) using the "Something Else" met

Postby Andrew » Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:02 pm

Wolfman wrote:Thanks for the input Andrew!. :D



Any time Wolfman...figured I'd pass along, a little of what I learned in or from my computer training..... :)
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Re: Install Ubuntu (Zorin OS) using the "Something Else" met

Postby E-Man » Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:07 am

Hi, I'm fairly new to Linux. I'd like to dual-boot Windows Vista and Zorin OS 9, will I be able to dual-boot with these same instructions above?

Instructions on partitioning on Vista would be much appreciated too! Thank you!
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Re: Install Ubuntu (Zorin OS) using the "Something Else" met

Postby Swarfendor437 » Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:59 pm

It should - check out my tutorial video here:

https://vimeo.com/110085401 :D
https://vimeo.com/user15592214
https://trisquel.info/
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Re: Install Ubuntu (Zorin OS) using the "Something Else" met

Postby Socretes » Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:39 am

I have my Home set inside my Root partion. Is there any way I can do the above and not lose software already installed in my Zorin 12 installation.. ie to have a separate Home partition without losing current software installs? Yeah, I know..I should of done it in the beginning !
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Re: Install Ubuntu (Zorin OS) using the "Something Else" met

Postby Lin66 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:18 am

Socretes wrote:I have my Home set inside my Root partion. Is there any way I can do the above and not lose software already installed in my Zorin 12 installation.. ie to have a separate Home partition without losing current software installs? Yeah, I know..I should of done it in the beginning !


I don't believe so...

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Nice guide you made for this. Very much appreciate it and I will be sure to use it and your other materials. :)
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Re: Install Ubuntu (Zorin OS) using the "Something Else" met

Postby svx-biker » Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:03 pm

First thing you need to have (additional) space or do you want to shrink root and separate home?

Anyway you can do it by booting from a live disk or usb. Just copy the current home to the new partition and then mount that new partition as /home. If it's all on the same disk anyway it might be easier to just leave it as it is now.
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Re: Install Ubuntu (Zorin OS) using the "Something Else" met

Postby Tomtomthepipersson » Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:57 pm

Hi Everyone and Wolfman!

This thread has been extremely helpful for an absolute N00b such as myself! My name is Tom and I am brand new to this thread. I can only assume that everyone here is nice and helpful :P I have looked through this forum for answers to my questions but have not been successful. Apologies if I am being redundant!

I am so close to being all set up with Zorin (12.4lite), but I do have some questions.

I am installing Zorin on my father's computer and -- seeing as he is adverse to this, or any, change -- would like to run it alongside Windows rather than wipe it all out.

I have made my USB boot drive and have succeeded in taking Zorin for a test drive. I am ready to install alongside Windows.

Ideally, I would simply select the lovely first option from the shot bellow and "install Zorin Alongside Them" (i specifically love the part that says "you can choose which OS you want each time the computer starts up"! Great for my father when and if he needs windows for something.

Image

....But that option is not available for me for some reason! By way of proof, here is a terribly lo-qual photo:

IMG-20190217-00500.jpg


Alas, I move on to the "something else" option where I will have to learn a lot more about partitioning.

For that, I have found this webpage https://itsfoss.com/install-ubuntu-dual-boot-mode-windows to be very useful, but still some questions linger.

My questions for the board are as follows:

1) Why is there no "install Zorin Alongside Them" option on my Installation Type window? Is it because I am running Zorin Lite?
2) 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? Here is (another terrible) photo of my partitions:

Screen Shot 2019-02-17 at 2.42.48 PM.jpg


Pretty straightforward looking partitions, no?! I got as far as removing the sda2 partition and making it 500 GB of free space, but short of just copying size amounts from someone else's screenshots, I am little lost and without direction.

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

Postby Swarfendor437 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:30 am

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

https://vimeo.com/110085401
https://vimeo.com/user15592214
https://trisquel.info/
https://www.opendesktop.org/member/257685/

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