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oomfoofoo 08-12-2005 01:20 PM

How much space for root & home?
 
I'm allocating 6 Gb for Windows, I have about 31 Gb free now. I was thinking 10 for root & 20 for home. Does this sound good, or should I change it? I don't plan on installing a ton of stuff, but I do plan on having a bunch of personal files on my home partition.

priller 08-12-2005 01:47 PM

I've never used more than 5gig on a root partion including /usr.

oomfoofoo 08-12-2005 01:52 PM

Do you mean 5 gigs for a partition that holds everything except /home?

priller 08-12-2005 02:51 PM

Yep. At the moment I'm only using 5.5 gig for everything including home.

aysiu 08-12-2005 03:06 PM

I don't think I've ever used more than 6 GB for my non-home (root) partition. If you're not planning to install a lot of huge programs, you shouldn't need 10 GB.

oomfoofoo 08-12-2005 03:22 PM

Thank you for the input, I may have 6 extra gigs to allocate to linux if my stupid (100% legal) copy of windows won't activate.


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