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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'
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

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    Re: Question about having separate /home

    Greetings,
    Here's my opinion and experience on this.
    This scheme keeps the grub files off of you root partition so that your boot doesn't get messed up if you restall root. USR and Home are preserved. Always backup Home and USR before reinstalling, especially if you are an expert. Noobs will usually mess-up on the backup part but experts should know better. This scheme will result in an extremely fast system and so far I haven't seen my 3Gig Swap file used at all.

    SDA1 512Meg EXT2 Primary Boot for grub files
    SDA2 3Gig Primary Linux Swap
    SDA3 20Gig EXT4 Primary /
    Remainder Extended Partition
    SDA4 20Gig EXT4 USR
    SDA5 20Gig EXT4 for testing other OS if wanted
    SDA6 Remainder_Gig EXT4 Home
    SDA7 Possibly a small NTFS Partition if you need it for sharing files.

    tlcstat


    For Dual boot Windows Partitions vary with HD size.

    SDA1 50Gig Primary NTFS (fully install Windows to boot before continuing)
    SDA2 EXT 500Meg for Grub files Grub in SDA
    SDA3 3Gig Linux Swap
    Extended
    SDA4 20Gig EXT4 /
    SDA5 20Gig EXT4 USR
    SDA6 ?Gig EXT4 HOME
    SDA7 ?Gig NTFS for shared files with Windows
    SDA7 20Gig for testing partition if wanted
    Last edited by howefield; August 20th, 2016 at 04:16 PM.

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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

    Greetings,


    OP, take a look at post #3.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1500559

    hope this helps.
    Great post! I think I will add most of that to my Lucky Backup as a reinstall profile. That way most of the work will already be done.

    tlcstat
    Last edited by howefield; August 20th, 2016 at 04:16 PM.

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