Followup on /home partition query

Alexander Kirillov ulist at
Thu Jun 2 15:37:26 UTC 2005

alex Wrote: 
> I have Windows XP and 8 Linux systems but I'm thinking of using ubuntu
> as my primary operating system. What would be a good size for a
> separate /home partition for use with a 3 or 4 GB ubuntu root? 
> Would there be a problem if that /home partition was also shared
> with other Linux systems? (They're all ext3)  I currently have a single
> swap partition that is shared by all my Linuxes--no problem.
> alex, the OF
> -- 
> ubuntu-users mailing list
> ubuntu-users at

Size of /home depends on how much stuff you keep in your home
directory - it is personal. Some people need several Gigs, others can
happily live with 50Mb/user. 

My suggestion would be to have at least 1 Gb. 

BTW: 3-4 Gb for / is barely enough - you may have problems later if you
install lot of 3rd party software. My / has  8Gb used.

Alexander Kirillov

More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list