Seeking recommendations for ubuntu DVD installation.

alex aradsky at
Mon May 21 17:53:23 UTC 2007

Luca Ferrari wrote:
> On Monday 21 May 2007 alex's cat, walking on the keyboard, wrote:
>> I have ubuntu's CD installed on a 6GB partition and would like to
>> replace it with a ubuntu DVD version.  I realize that a lot depends on
>> personal interests but I'm open to recommendations  as to minimum
>> partition size for / and any other recommendations such as /home, swap
>> .........
> This is my partition table on my 100GB disk (with windows homed too):
> /dev/sda3              1,6G   593M   1,1G  38% /
> varrun                 531M   123k   531M   1% /var/run
> varlock                531M      0   531M   0% /var/lock
> procbususb             531M   173k   531M   1% /proc/bus/usb
> udev                   531M   173k   531M   1% /dev
> devshm                 531M    17k   531M   1% /dev/shm
> lrm                    531M    35M   496M   
> 7% /lib/modules/2.6.20-15-generic/volatile
> /dev/sda5               99M    44M    55M  45% /boot
> /dev/sda6              6,0G   1,5G   4,6G  25% /home
> /dev/sda1               37G    18G    20G  48% /mnt/windows
> /dev/sda2              8,8G   8,2G   588M  94% /mnt/hp_recovery
> /dev/sda11             8,0G   214M   7,8G   3% /mnt/disco1
> /dev/sda12             8,0G   488M   7,6G   7% /mnt/disco2
> /dev/sda13             7,0G   6,9G   140M  99% /mnt/disco3
> /dev/sda14             7,1G   1,9G   5,2G  27% /mnt/disco4
> /dev/sda7              7,0G    34M   7,0G   1% /opt
> /dev/sda8              6,4G   2,7G   3,7G  43% /usr
> /dev/sda9              2,0G   741M   1,3G  38% /var
> The /mnt/disc* are shares vfat that I use to store data that can be accessed 
> either when booting linux and windows.
> I've got a medium quantity of e-mail, thus the size of my home partition. 
> Hope this helps.
> Luca
Not really......It's much  more than I had in mind----information 
overload.  I couldn't
tell if you installed from a CD or DVD.
I don't believe I need to have ubuntu chopped up into that many partitions
regardless of the benefits (?)..   At most, I can get by with  ' / ', 
swap, and /home

What I'm mostly interested in is how to determine the space  ' / ' 
occupies in
its partition in a ubuntu DVD installation, regardless of any other 


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