Originally Posted by AnilkumarML
Thank u friend, But may I know what causes the memory to be least distributed in root directory(1.5 GB free) and maximum distribution in home directory (40 GB free ).
I have 1.5 GB free in root directory and 40GB in home directory. Has it been happened in my case alone or for everyone it happens the same.
Because previously when I had installed REDHAT 5 there was enough free space in root directory.
During the install process, the system prompts you for this allocation. The default is to keep the very minimum required in / (since it is only supposed to be used for a few tiny things) and the majority wherever you wish to install applications and maintain data.
Typically this will be carved up into /usr, /var, /opt, /home, /tmp, etc depending on the standards for the site for that type of system.
There are lots
of permutations and thoughts behind this, few of which apply in a hobby/toy system.