[sf-lug] separate partition for /home

jim jim at well.com
Mon Mar 28 08:13:34 PDT 2011

10GB for / seems good to me. 

2 * RAM seems way too much to me. for the last few 
years i've used 1GB for swap, no problem. Note that 
the more RAM one has, the less the likelihood of 
needing to swap. 

the rest for /home/ seems good to me. 

    i'd make as 10GB partition as the first partition, 
then make the swap partition, then have the /home/ 
partition last--swap is in the middle. 

    i'd make all three partitions as primary partitions. 

On Mon, 2011-03-28 at 07:53 -0700, Christian Einfeldt wrote:
> hi,
> I received a donation of a notebook w 4 GB of RAM for our schools
> project.  I want to install /home in a separate partition.  I will be
> using Ubuntu 10.10 as the distro.  I have been told that the rule of
> thumb is as follows:
> 10 gig+ for /
> 2xRAM for swap
> Rest for home
> Are there any traps for the unwary that I should know about?  I have
> never personally done this before, although I have seen it done.  Thx.
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