Quote: Originally Posted by Akhare1
I have downloaded 695MB Desktop Edition from it's official website,I'm installing it along with Windows 7 Home?
While Installing I got the following screen first :
allocate drive Space
1) Install alongside other OS
2) Erase and Use the entire disc
3) Specify partitions manually(advanced)
I have chosen Manually Partitioning option(3rd Option).There I got directed to free space option which is Unallocated space that I created in Windows 7.
it shows free space 20973MB
After clicking on free space, I got one window for "Create Partition" which says:
A)Type of new partition 1) Primary 2)Logical (Selected)
B)New Partition size in MB 20972
C)Location for new partition 1)Beginning 2) End Question:Which one to select,1 is selected by default.
D)Use as Ext4 Journalising File System
E)Mount Point /
After pressing "OK " button,I got the following message:
You have not selected any partition for use as swap space
Go Back Continue
Please help me how to select swap spaces.
Kindly leave your email address also so that I can contact you if I encounter any problem after performing your steps
Alrighty then....Ubuntu (linux in general) merely has you create swap space to use in case your ram gets low and it needs to "swap" things out of the ram to the HD. This is identical to the page file located on Windows systems. In most cases if you have 2GB or more RAM for Ubuntu I would safely say you don't need it since the page/swap file is only used when your RAM is being filled to the maximum and objects are not able to be discarded from the RAM to clear space. Ubuntu takes very little memory to begin with....I have never used more than 1.2GB at a time. If you don't want the swap space (I don't use it personally) than just click continue (this has no consequences)
Now....after all of that....if you decide that you WANT the swap space....here is what you do
1. Erase the root partition (you made it as ext4 journaled with / as a mount point)
2. With the new unallocated space, make a 2 GB (I think that is sufficient) partition->Set the type to logical->set the mount point to swap
3. With the remaining space, make the root partition(/) as logical and ext4 journalized
4. OPTIONAL: Make sure to allow the GRUB boot-loader to install to your HD not just the partition that Ubuntu will be on....I have always recommended this as GRUB does a fine job handling pretty much every OS out there. If you choose to keep Windows as the default boot loader, you will have to jump through some hoops with the bcd store (EasyBCD for this) to have Ubuntu be able to boot