View Full Version : [ubuntu] root, swap, and home partition

January 15th, 2011, 07:47 PM
I have a laptop with win7 installed. I have now made a 60gb partition which I want to install ubuntu into. The question I have before I do that is how large each of the root, swap, and home partition should be? I have read some place that root could be as small as 8GB, but isn't that too small? Since I guess beside ubuntu all the softwares installed will reside there as well? And I think I'm going to set my swap to be 2GB large.

I'm mainly going to use ubuntu for some programming and browse the web.