Partitions

Andrew Hunter andy.hunter at rogers.com
Tue Jan 16 23:56:52 UTC 2007


On Tuesday 16 January 2007 16:08, Dave Sullivan wrote:
> I find that doing upgrades usually breaks things, and doing a fresh new
> install of a new release is a lot more stable. Because of this, I do the
> following:
>
> * I create a separate partition for my home directories. This means that
> all user data and settings will be maintained.
> * I create a separate partition for system software and data. I usually
> format this and do a fresh new install every time a new release comes out.
> * And of course, a swap partition.
>
> With 100GB, I would suggest:
>
> * Create a 60-70GB partition for /home
> * Create a 30-40GB partition for /

30 gigs is about 6 times what I would allocate. My root partition is always 
between 5-7 gigs, no more.

> * Create a swap parition (typically 1.5 * your RAM, so if you had 512MB
> RAM, you'd create a 768MB swap partition)
>
> Some people go even further and create separate partitions
> for /boot, /tmp, /var, etc. but this requires an understanding of what
> purpose these directories serve.
>
> Hope this helps!
>
> On Tuesday 16 January 2007 15:53, Preston Smith wrote:
> > I have about 100 GB that I would like to dedicate to Kubuntu.Ubuntu
> >
> > What is the recommended partition size and structure that would allow me
> > to update distribution while maintaining data/settings/etc?
> >
> > Preston
>
> --
> Dave Sullivan
> dave at dave-sullivan.com
> 647-235-0328
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