[sf-lug] separate partition for /home

Tyler Trafford ttrafford at gmail.com
Mon Mar 28 08:31:43 PDT 2011

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.


RedHat says that the "swap = 2*Memory" is only for memory<=2GB.

For memory >2GB they recommend : "Swap = Memory + 2GB"
Tyler Trafford

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