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Ubuntu Made Easy by Phil Bull, Rickford Grant

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Appendix C. Manually Partitioning Your Hard Disk

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When you’re partitioning your hard disk with the Ubuntu installer, the first two options (use the whole disk and resize an existing partition) should cover most eventualities. They’re both discussed in Chapter 2. But if you’re in a geekier mood, you can carve up your disk space in a few fancy ways. For example, you can create a shared data partition so your files can be shared between Windows and Ubuntu, or you can make a separate partition for your /home directory so you can reinstall Ubuntu (or install a different Linux distro) without having to fully back up all of your files.

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