Best partition size for Ubuntu Root

Kent Borg kentborg at
Fri May 2 02:24:48 UTC 2008

I have three different versions of Ubuntu on my notebook (6.04, 7.10, 
and 8.04), and I have been 10GB for each / partition. At the moment I 
have a lot of software installed on 8.04:

$ df /
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda5 9757248 6939752 2817496 72% /

Not full, some head room. A nice round number: 10 GB. (And affordable on 
modern disks.)


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