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Old 08-12-2005, 01:20 PM   #1
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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.
 
Old 08-12-2005, 01:47 PM   #2
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I've never used more than 5gig on a root partion including /usr.
 
Old 08-12-2005, 01:52 PM   #3
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Do you mean 5 gigs for a partition that holds everything except /home?
 
Old 08-12-2005, 02:51 PM   #4
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Yep. At the moment I'm only using 5.5 gig for everything including home.

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Old 08-12-2005, 03:06 PM   #5
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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.
 
Old 08-12-2005, 03:22 PM   #6
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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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