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I am installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 10 and am wondering how much space to set aside for the bootloader partition. I am also not sure about the swap space and am not sure if I need a swap space. Is that only for hibernation?

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  • 14.04 has no support currently. Please install at least 16.04 and with 18.04 no need to worry about swap. – user880592 Apr 11 '19 at 22:02
  • About 5 days are left for 14.04 support. Consider installing 16.04 or 18.04+ – Kulfy Apr 11 '19 at 22:04
  • @GabrielGarcia Why is there no need for swap with 18.04? – fixit7 Apr 11 '19 at 22:44
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    @fixit7 Ubuntu 18.04 LTS can use swap files (help.ubuntu.com/community/SwapFaq) or saving swap on your file-system, thus a swap partition doesn't need to be created at install time. It was this I suspect GabrielaGarcia was referrring to. – guiverc Apr 11 '19 at 23:18
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    @guiverc FYI If 18.xx was an upgrade, and if a swap partition was there before, it'll use the swap partition, instead of creating /swapfile. – heynnema Apr 12 '19 at 0:58

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