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Old 06-03-2004, 07:10 AM   #1
gram_vaz
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Why did Linux give most of my hard rive to /home?


I dedicated 30 gigs to linux and my linux install gave most of it to my /home directory partition. My other directory partition which has no name except for / has only about 5 gigs. When i try to install software from my cd this / partition is where it seems to be installed to and I only have like 3 gigs left. Is this a good thing? What is my /home directory used for because most of my space seems to be there.
 
Old 06-03-2004, 07:18 AM   #2
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Re: Why did Linux give most of my hard rive to /home?

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Originally posted by gram_vaz
I dedicated 30 gigs to linux and my linux install gave most of it to my /home directory partition. My other directory partition which has no name except for / has only about 5 gigs. When i try to install software from my cd this / partition is where it seems to be installed to and I only have like 3 gigs left. Is this a good thing? What is my /home directory used for because most of my space seems to be there.
Home is where users store their own data. Besides there, most of the time the majority of programs will be installed to the /usr directory and unless your going to be installing a lot of programs that might not already be installed, I would think 3GB's is plenty of space to work with.
 
Old 06-03-2004, 07:21 AM   #3
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The /home directory is where the users' data are. Your home directory is (often referred to as $HOME or just the tilde character: "~") /home/username. Mine is for example /home/hw.

Under the / directory (often referred to as the root directory, not to be confused with root's home directory which is /root) *everything* is located. The home partition is mounted there so you can access it as /home, and it is also common to have /var and /usr as separate partitions.

This might be of some help:
http://www.tuxfiles.org/linuxhelp/linuxdir.html
http://www.comptechdoc.org/os/linux/...ilestruct.html


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