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Old 05-08-2012, 10:38 PM   #1
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS - Question about partition.

Hello, im using Ubuntu Server 12.04 and obviously im new to linux so i have a couple questions regarding a partition.

I was looking in the system monitor tool and i have a partition called "/dev/sda1". I was wondering what information is stored in this area and if 9.3GB is big enough to accomodate everything in this given space. This is where my root directory is located ( / ).

So more specifically, should i be concerned about the amount of space i have allocated to this area, (will update files be applied here?) and is this normally an area that users give a consiterable amount of space?

Old 05-08-2012, 11:04 PM   #2
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sda1 refers to the first partition of the first hard drive. If you had a second hard drive with one partition it would be referred to as sdb1. You could google Linux naming conventions to get more information. Whether that is big enough for your (/) root partition depends upon what you are using the computer for. All your system files will be on the / partition. With the size of hard drives today, you should have 10-20GB for /.
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If you pull up the cli (ie a Terminal session) and type
df -h
you'll get output like this
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1              25G  6.6G   17G  29% /
(BTW: Linux is case sensitive)


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