Question about partion in Ubuntu

Michael mwinstead3790 at
Tue Nov 4 00:19:00 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-11-03 at 16:05 -0800, Scott Wang wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> I have two hard drivers, each one is 160 GB. One thing I can do is
> make home directory in one disk and all the other directories into the
> other disk. 
> The problem of this is it is pretty waste. Installing Ubuntu may never
> needs 160GB spaces. However, home directory can easily exceed 160GB.
> Is there anyway, I can make home directory, say 280GB, and leave 40GB
> for the system?
> Thank you.
> -- 
> Scott Wang
> im at

If you're up to it, you can try LVM. You'd need to create an lvm group
for /home/ and then one for everything else. There's a how-to on the
ubuntu wiki pages on doing it with secondary hard drives. Use the
alternate install CD if you're doing a clean install.


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