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Old 12-31-2018, 08:34 AM   #16
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The size of / depends on how much you plan to build packages and how much you plan to install on your system because the files and tmp are on this partition. I'd go with 75-100 GB on / if you plan to really add stuff to it. I keep var, /, and boot on the same partition. It really is up to what you plan to do on your system. If you want to install lots of stuff or build lots of programs then it will add up and you will need the space. If you plan to use hibernation then RAM supposedly is supposed to be at least the same amount as the amount of ram you have on your system: https://itsfoss.com/swap-size/

Unless you install a lot of operating systems the efi partition only needs 100 MB.
 
Old 12-31-2018, 10:15 AM   #17
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There are about as many ways of setting up partitions as there are Linux installations and everyone has their own "right way". :^D

Just a couple of comments:

I would have allocated more space for swap---at least 2X physical memory. Part of that comes from managing Oracle RDBMS servers for years and those tended to use a lot swap (4X physical RAM was the suggestion in their installation guide). I have multiple disks on most of my systems and spread equal-sized swap around on multiple disks and give them the same priority. I find that performance seems to degrade more on systems with less swap when things get busy. Browsers, in particular, seem to eat RAM like candy. (As they say: YMMV.) Hibernation? I don't think I've ever used that on my main desktop system or the servers on the home network but use that feature a lot on my laptop. It saves a lot of work when resuming work after a break, long meeting, long lunch, etc.

I also have a separate /opt partition (and a separate /usr/local, for that matter). Call me old school (for adhering to the old SysV convention) but that's where I install applications that I update on my own--either via manually downloaded updates or those that I'm building from sources--and applications that are "not part of the OS" (browsers, mail clients, etc). Part of the reason is to ease operating system updates---I unmount those disks/partitions when I'm doing major OS updates and, especially, when moving to a new version.
 
  


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