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Thread: Question about having separate /home

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    Re: Question about having separate /home

    I have installed a lot of apps and my / (root) is about 6 to 7GB. My /home is only 1GB with .wine & Picasa taking up most of that. I have all my data in other partitions.

    One place recommended to keep / at 25% use. I have typically recommended 10-20GB for root. Writing a DVD may use another 4GB in /tmp so I like to have room and have 20-25 GB for every root I have.

    You may want to houseclean apps before making list. I still am reinstalling python 2.5 which I do not want anymore for example.
    from lovinglinux - use dpkg to list installed apps
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...75&postcount=5
    http://kevin.vanzonneveld.net/techbl...selectupgrade/

    and using synaptic
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1057608
    File > Save Markings As, tick the "Save full state, not only changes". If you don't tick the 'full state', you will probably get an empty file.
    To restore, you would use File, 'Read Markings'
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    Re: Question about having separate /home

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    Re: Question about having separate /home

    My / directory contains about 7.8GB at present. The partition I use for it has 40GB, so I'm in line with the advice that Oldfred mentions: to keep your / partition's actual use to about 25%. Incidentally, that sounds rather conservative to me, but one should certainly try to have no more than 65% to 70% of the available space on a system drive be actually occupied.

    My /home partition has 1TB available to it; the hard drive that houses my Ubuntu system is a 1.5TB drive (which seemed very large when I bought it two years ago). I actually have about 50GB of files occupying /home at present, so I don't have to worry about adding further files.

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    Re: Question about having separate /home

    OP, take a look at post #3.


    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1500559

    hope this helps.

    George
    Ubuntu User 29830, Linux User 500817

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    Re: Question about having separate /home

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