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Re: Installing with separate /home partition & bug #150670



On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 3:53 PM, Bruno Wolff III <bruno wolff to> wrote:
On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 13:35:49 -0800,
 Adam Williamson <awilliam redhat com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-02-25 at 15:25 -0600, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> >
> > You might need to be smarter than that. I have a lot installed (including
> > some rpmfusion stuff), but hardly everything and my / is close to 40 GB.
>
> That's really rather big. How'd you hit that? Are you sure you don't
> have some specific thing taking up a lot of space? What's du or baobab
> or something tell you?

I have all of the different language stuff installed which adds quite a
bit. I don't actually use anything except English, but I like to check
for conflicts, as occasionally there will be conflicts that only appear
in a subpackage for a specific language.


Most of my systems either have a 40GB or an 80GB hard disk. 
For the 40GB hard disk, I set it to 15GB for / and 23GB for /home with 2GB for swap.
For the 80GB hard disk, I set it to 20GB or 40GB (depending on whether I expect games to be installed on it) for /, and 55GB or 35GB for /home and 5GB swap. The reason I have such a high swap is because the machines that I do have the higher hard disks, they run more intensive processes and I put it there for a precaution.
My one machine that does have 160GB hard disk is set up like this: 50GB for /, 105GB for /home, and 5GB for swap. This machine runs video conversion and recording and all sorts of extra media center goodies, so that's why /home is so large.

ServeMobile (one of my laptops) has an 80GB hard disk, and has been running Fedora from 8 onward. When I switched to Fedora 9, I upped the swap space because of some slowdowns that I experienced because of swap maxing out. And in Fedora 10, it uses this configuration.

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