Followup on /home partition query

Vincent Trouilliez vincent.trouilliez at
Thu Jun 2 14:52:08 UTC 2005

> I have Windows XP and 8 Linux systems 

Huuu... may I ask why need all these distros ?? :-/

> but I'm thinking of using ubuntu as my primary operating system. 

Yes, good idea. Wipe your drive completely and just install Ubuntu :o)))

> What would be a good size for a separate /home partition 

The minimum is 150KB (original dot files), then it's entirely up to you.
In my case, I have a 25GB /home partition, which is pleeeeeenty enough
because even with all my CD's ripped for Rhythmbox, I only use 10 GB of
space. And since I can't see any reason why I would ever need more than
these 25GB, I consider 25GB as perfectly "suitable".

So it all depends how much data you have right now, and much more data
you expect to have in a few years, that is, by the time you come to
change your hard drive(s).

> for use with a 3 or 4 GB ubuntu root? 

I can't see any obvious relationship between the the root filesystem and
the users data.


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