Followup on /home partition query

alex radsky at
Thu Jun 2 23:50:55 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005-06-02 at 16:52 +0200, Vincent Trouilliez wrote:
> > I have Windows XP and 8 Linux systems 
> Huuu... may I ask why need all these distros ?? :-/
It goes like this.  I get curious about a 'new' distro and decide to
try it. I don't have hi-speed internet so have to procur a CD somewhere.

Then, I'm reluctant to remove anything that I went to all that
effort to install previously.  GRUB gets interesting after a few
installs but keeping track of email gets complicated.

Besides, what's the sense of having two hard drives with a combined
capacity of 160 GB if you don't put something in them? 

> > but I'm thinking of using ubuntu as my primary operating system. 
> Yes, good idea. Wipe your drive completely and just install Ubuntu :o)))

Oh, no!!!.....not that!!!!!!
> > 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.

I'm thinking that if I there isn't a separate /home partition,  it would
occupy space in the root system. So when /home accumulates data it robs
storage capacity from the rest of the root system.  

Or is this not the way it goes?  

alex, the OF.
> --
> Vince

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