Paritions to install Ubuntu

sebastien scamot2004 at
Thu Sep 28 12:27:58 UTC 2006

Hi !
I also had to face same kind of question when i began ! I started with a
too small / partition (all-in one) and had later on, to separate /home
from /

Id advise at lease a /home partition (7Gb), in order to keep your home
files as soon as you decide to make a new fresh install & leave room to
temporary files.

Then your / partition for Dapper should be at least 7Gb (mini 6Gb id
because as time goes, you'll discover the wide offer of software and
your interest will grow, and will be tempted to install loads of
interesting stuff :-P

have fun with ubuntu;


On Wed, 27 Sep 2006
15:35:25 -0400 "Colin Kern" <razael1 at> wrote:

> I'm about to do a new install of Ubuntu (I just posted a few minutes
> ago about 64-bit processors), and I wanted to ask about paritioning
> the hard drive.  Whenever I look at a guide to installing Linux, it
> always recommends different partitions for /, /home, and sometimes
> others.  They never seem to suggest the size of these partitions,
> though.  It seems like partitioning like this would waste disk space,
> since you don't know exactly how much space you are going to use for
> installed programs as opposed to documents, mp3s, etc.  As a result,
> I've always just made a swap partition and then put everything under a
> giant partition.  What do other people do?  Is it really worth having
> a complicated partitioning scheme?
> Thanks,
> Colin Kern

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