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Fred Roller froller at
Mon Jun 29 19:55:53 UTC 2009

On Mon, 2009-06-29 at 14:04 +0200, Knapp wrote:
> Video sucks up space. Music, pictures and PDF suck up the rest on my
> system. Even so, I don't use more than about 250GB. I have been
> thinking of putting my whole collection of DVDs on the computer and
> that takes up 8GB per film but I only own about 20 films, some people
> have 100. I have talked my self into never buying a larger drive. LOL
> Wait, I forgot the new HD Blue Ray disks, what are they? 25GB per
> disk? :-) I don't like to hear my DVD player while watching disks nor
> do I want to wear them out.

I do use a bit of space on my laptop.  Photos average 2-10 megs per @ a
few thousand shots.  Plus ripping my dvd collection @ a gig a piece and
notice the isolibrary, that gets large.  Recently I culled a lot of
files and now sit at:

froller at metis:~$ df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1              37G  9.0G   26G  26% /
tmpfs                 1.8G     0  1.8G   0% /lib/init/rw
varrun                1.8G  120K  1.8G   1% /var/run
varlock               1.8G     0  1.8G   0% /var/lock
udev                  1.8G  180K  1.8G   1% /dev
tmpfs                 1.8G   92K  1.8G   1% /dev/shm
lrm                   1.8G  2.5M  1.8G
1% /lib/modules/2.6.28-13-generic/volatile
/dev/sdb1             296G   66G  215G  24% /Crypt
/dev/sda4             175G   66G  101G  40% /Isolibrary
/dev/sda3              12G  4.0M   11G   1% /tmp

I find myself isolated from the net at times working with clients and
need to have tools available, so better to have and not need than need
and not have.;)  

As for Thomas's original question.

I have mine setup as such.
Partition the remaining space as you see fit (gparted or fdisk will do
this nicely), format, and relink parts of your home directory to this
partition.  If you ever have to rebuild this makes things much quicker
as you can mount the partitions without touching the data during builds.
My sda1 is the OS of the system and here is the ls -l of home dir:

froller at metis:~$ ls -l
total 880180
drwxr-xr-x 5 froller froller      4096 2009-06-10 12:48 Desktop
lrwxrwxrwx 1 froller froller        15 2009-05-26 11:37 Documents
-> /Crypt/Clients/
lrwxrwxrwx 1 froller froller        12 2009-05-26 11:39 Isolibrary
-> /Isolibrary/
lrwxrwxrwx 1 froller froller        13 2009-05-26 11:38 Music
-> /Crypt/Music/
lrwxrwxrwx 1 froller froller        16 2009-05-26 11:38 Pictures
-> /Crypt/Pictures/
lrwxrwxrwx 1 froller froller        14 2009-05-26 11:39 Videos
-> /Crypt/Videos/

This helps keep rebuilds down to less than an hour or two. (Including
getting software back in place.)  If you need a step by step to set this
up I could write one for you.  Hope it's helpful.

Fred R.

"Life is like Linux, simple.  If you are fighting it, you are doing
something wrong."

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