Art Alexion on 8 Jan 2011 03:05:25 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Linux n00b question

On Jan 5, 2011, at 10:06 AM, jeff <> wrote:

> On 01/05/2011 08:56 AM, Steve Slaughter wrote:
>> To save money, I only bought a 1 TB HDD.
>> What, in your opinion, is the best way to partition this drive?
> I use a small swap partition, / partition, and a very large /home.

On my netbook with one 8, and one 32 GB drive, I put Ubuntu / on the 8 GB drive and /home on the 32. I haven't encountered any problems with the 8 filling up. With a TB, you could probably go with 20 for /. I use 2X physical ram as a rule of thumb for /swap.

If you do something like this, store your VMs in /home. 

Older Linux practices were to put /var /etc /opt & /usr/local in their own partitions. There is good reason to consider the last 3, but in those days of smaller hard drives and consequently smaller partitions, it could get tricky.

Art Alexion
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