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using gparted for dual boot

Postby alden on Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:57 am

i need to know if i need a swap file,ifv so how large? is 10 gb large enough for the lm14 install and some room gor growth? i have the livecd ready. what procedure should i follow? im a little fuzzy about gparted and resizing the unallocated partition in win 7. suggestions?
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Re: using gparted for dual boot

Postby kc1di on Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:52 pm

Hello alden,

It depends on certain things if you'll need a swap file or not. If it's a laptop and you want it to hibernate or suspend you'll need one if not most likely don't given enough ram.
but the rule of thumb as always be 2x the amount of ram for a swap file. thus if your machine has 2gb ram make swap file 4gb.

you can use the mint livecd to make the files if this is your first install of mint I would suggest that you just allow it to automatically partition the drive for you.
if you want to custumize the partitions you can do so but seleting other when the partition page comes up
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Re: using gparted for dual boot

Postby usbtux on Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:59 am

How to dualboot Windows and Linux using a simple install. This is a simple standard install. http://youtu.be/lzXZpEWTApc

How to dualboot Windows and Linux using a manual install This is manual install. http://youtu.be/GlEVQqFtcuM

Swap is generally twice your ram - but unless you have a laptop and use hibernate you wont need any thing more than 2G.
http://goo.gl/DXKgM useful tutorials for installing mint on USB drives.
http://www.usbtux.hostzi.com/
http://goo.gl/WFu0u Installing Mint - the screen cast videos.
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Re: using gparted for dual boot (solved)

Postby alden on Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:31 pm

thanks usbtux for info. i installed the livecd and used the sxs install.so far so good.
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