Best partition size for Ubuntu Root

ssc1478 ssc1478 at
Sat May 3 00:17:11 UTC 2008

On Thu, 01 May 2008 21:30:46 -0600
Young <tuxman at> wrote:

> I'm still not that familiar with why (or how) to separate /,  /boot,
> and /home. What are the advantages?

The how is when you do an install.  You're asked whether you want to
define the partitions or let the installer do it.

The advantages (for me anyway) of having two disks, one
exclusively for /home, lets me replace the drive that has /home with a
larger one if I want without reinstalling the OS.  It also makes it
easier to install new versions of ubuntu or different distros because
I can be sure not to affect the /home partition.  

I no longer remember the rationale for having a separate / and /boot
partitions.  (I've had this setup for a long time.)


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