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On 14/06/10 23:16, Roland Tarver wrote:
Hi Rob :-) That also sounds a good way of trying distro's out. Again...a conversation for another occasion. Perhaps I can have a chat to you and Gordon at a meeting in the near future. I do think user data on a separate partition sounds sensible though? If nothing else for backup purposes and assuming the pitfalls Simon mentions are not too bad. We shall see...
No problem, it's easy enough to install and setup.
My laptop (my main machine) should be up to the job I think? Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8400 @ 2.26GHz; with 4GB of RAM, although I am running 32-bit Ubuntu so I guess only 3GB is addressed?
That'll be more than enough to run it. I'm running Virtualbox on a 2GHz Core 2 Duo and it works fine.
You'll probably find that Ubuntu (at least 9.04 and higher I think) will detect you have 4GB ram and install the pae kernel which allows you to use the full 4GB (although you're limited to 4GB per process AFAIK, but hey if you only have 4GB ram it's not a problem).
If you enter: free -m in a terminal it should tell you how much memory you have available... Here's my output... total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 3956 2508 1447 0 165 1419 -/+ buffers/cache: 923 3032 Swap: 487 0 487 Rob -- The Mailing List for the Devon & Cornwall LUG http://mailman.dclug.org.uk/listinfo/list FAQ: http://www.dcglug.org.uk/linux_adm/list-faq.html