Moving from 10.04 to 12.04

Jim Byrnes jf_byrnes at
Mon Sep 10 18:34:00 UTC 2012

On 09/10/2012 02:25 AM, Colin Law wrote:
> On 10 September 2012 02:19, Jim Byrnes <jf_byrnes at> wrote:
>> ...
>> I think 8GiB would be to small for me. By my calculation I have 40GB +
>> outside of my present home folder.  If my present setup had a separate /home
>> partition that 40GB would be in / right? Put another way if I open nautilus
>> and click File System everything displayed except home would be in / is that
>> correct.
> 8 GB is enough for an initial install but you would find yourself
> running out as new kernels were added and the apt cache got bigger,
> which would mean you would have to keep cleaning it up.  If you allow
> 20 or so then it should not fill up for years.  To find why you are
> using 40 on your current system run the Disk Usage Analyser and tell
> it to scan '/' and it will show you where the space is used.  It will
> take a few minutes to do the scan.
> Colin


Thanks for the tip.  Running it seems to say that my / is 12GB not the 
41GB I had calculated earlier.  Since this thread is getting rather long 
and moving away from its subject line, I'll start a new thread about 
these sizes.

Regards,  Jim

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