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Re: default partition scheme without /home - why ?



On Mon, 2008-03-10 at 14:19 +0100, Valent Turkovic wrote:
> 2008/3/10 Jesse Keating <jkeating redhat com>:
> > On Mon, 2008-03-10 at 13:34 +0100, Valent Turkovic wrote:
> >  > Is that on purpose and if it why?
> >
> >  Guessing how much space you'll need in your non /home partitions over
> >  time is difficult.  Only you know how your install will be used.  That's
> >  why the installer defaults to the easiest thing to guess;  How much boot
> >  space you'll need, and how much swap space.  However since you know how
> >  your install is going to be used, you are best to make those estimations
> >  and setup your /home as you want it.
>
> Fedora Live CD target audience are desktop users, right? I as a
> desktop user haven't seen any need for / partiton over 8-10 GB.
> Servers, and other fedora usages may need some other partition schemes
> but a default home user has huge benefits from a dedicated /home
> partition.

The amount has changed pretty significantly over time.  I actually set
up my machines with a separate /home and am lucky that I get new
machines pretty frequently -- otherwise, I'd be running out of space on
upgrades :-)  Also, you have to take into account disks that aren't
"huge" or people who are dual booting and don't want to dedicate 30+
gigs to Linux.  There's a bug (don't remember the # offhand) with some
discussion of what some of the proper ratios might be, but there
continues to not be closure on what is "right"

Jeremy


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