Fred wrote:A few things to keep in mind. 10 - 12 Gig. is plenty of space to put into a / partition for Mint or Ubuntu. More than that you will probably never use and it just slows down your system. A smaller partition is a faster partition. I have 7 gig. of files in my / partition on a KDE install, which is bigger than a Gnome install, and I have everything but the kitchen sink on my install, (I like to play with stuff). Additional programs are what make the / grow. All your data goes into home. If you don't have data partitions, /home is what grows. Mint already comes with a more than respectable complement of programs, so you probably won't be adding much to your install for a general purpose desktop.
Fred wrote:Your swap partition is rather large. A swap partition should not be bigger than 2X your physical RAM. The total of physical RAM plus swap should not exceed 4 Gig. on a 32 bit system. If it does, reduce the swap size accordingly to stay at 4 Gig. or less. You don't want to slow swap down when you can't use the extra space anyway. It is better to keep swap closer to the top of the partition table for speed but since you already have it where you do we will just leave it there. Just remember in the future if you need to completely redo you partitions to put the swap right after the Windows install on a primary partition.
Fred wrote:Then mount the single Ubuntu /home partition in a folder on each of your Mint install /home folders. When you make your installs, be sure to use the same user name to keep from having permissions problems.
put the swap right after the Windows install on a primary partition." Why is that exactly?
I got about 2 gigs of RAM and this is how it ended up, it's what the installer recommended.
At some point my Ubuntu installation reached about 14 gig, I wouldn't know how to get it that far now though.
Ok but I also want to link some .config folders like .transmission and .tomboy. As I said I want to make a note in Tomboy in Mint, but it has to show up in the other Mint and on Ubuntu to.
Then mount the single Ubuntu /home partition in a folder on each of your Mint install /home folders. When you make your installs, be sure to use the same user name to keep from having permissions problems.
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