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



2009/2/25 Toshio Kuratomi <a badger gmail com>:
> Bruno Wolff III 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.
>>
> games are something you'd see on a desktop install and those can take up
> quite a bit of room.
>

Also, 100 MB for boot (per original proposal) is definitely
insufficient: I have a 160 MB boot and when using the preupgrade tool,
it failed -- not enough space -- until I removed all but one kernel.

Let's say 256 MB boot. Everything else really depends on usage. Should
we not distinguish between server-centric (large /var, smaller /) and
desktop-centric (no need for separate /var and /tmp, big /) usage?

Plus, given that the default setup is LVM anyway, let's not allocate
100% of the space. That way, if the partitioning logic gets it wrong,
the too-small partition can be grown without having to stick in
another disk.

Regards,

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