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Hi, last night I freed 26 Gigabytes from the windows partition on the machine that I am writing you from. On these 26 Gigs I intend to install Linux (probably Ubuntu, maybe red hat) and create a common data partition. My big question is about the sizes for the partitions. I plan to put the boot manager on a small separate partition at the end of the drive and form what I have read I will need a swap partition also. So my question is how much space does a working Linux install really take up? Or need? Secondly, not to start a flame war, but what are your opinions about the two afore mentioned Linux Distros?

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Bryan Miller

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Ubuntu will set-up a dual boot quite easily for you, a bit easier than Red Hat. Which version of Red Hat were you thinking of using? Before setting up a dual boot I recommend you back up all data on your windows partition.

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to add to what hitest said. If you have unallocated spce ubuntu will set it up in that area, that includes making a swap partition.

ubunutu seems to be the in distro now. It does have great package managment, it makes installing software easy

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So my question is how much space does a working Linux install really take up? Or need?

Not a whole lot. I have a relatively heavy Ubuntu install and it's only using about 5 GiB plus another 1.5 GiB or so for the swap and boot partitions.

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