Ubuntu 11.04 Install

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Ubuntu 11.04 Install

Post by Irabbit » July 2nd, 2011, 12:40 pm

Current setup:
Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
SP1 with all critical updates
i7 860@2.8GHz
8 GB RAM
"C" drive 416 GB free (OS only)
"D" DVD writer
"E", "F", "G", "H" Card readers
"I" External USB HD for data backup & file image backup
"J" Data only partition 199 GB free

What practical minimum space should I provide to install Ubuntu 11.04 in order to run, add programs, etc? So far, Windows 7 OS on "C" is using approx. 56 GB.
Would I be able to access (read, write, modify) my current data on partition "J"? Would it depend on how/where Ubuntu is installed?
What firewall & A/V is recommended?
Install on VM or create another partition from "C"? I did download the MS VM. Any advantages/disadvantages to how/where Ubuntu is installed?

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Re: Ubuntu 11.04 Install

Post by wd » July 2nd, 2011, 2:05 pm

like irrev said faster on it's own partition

it works fine on a VM when u create the VM just give it more than the default VM Ram (u can change parameters after the fact to)

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Re: Ubuntu 11.04 Install

Post by Irabbit » July 2nd, 2011, 7:39 pm

After doing some research on the firewall I don't think I am interested in installing this on my main computer. If I ever get to the point that I have a surplus box and a place to set it up, I may revisit this. Getting an A/V on is not exactly an obvious process unless things have changed dramatically from what I am reading.

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Re: Ubuntu 11.04 Install

Post by wd » July 2nd, 2011, 8:33 pm

it's not that bad and besieds if u do it in a vm u can just shut down the vm when not in use like u would a program

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