Ubuntu :: How Much Room To Leave For Home Partition / Root Partition

Feb 7, 2010

I have finally been convinced to partition my 500GB hard drive from a two partition setup with root and swap to a three partition setup with root, swap, and home. I found a nice tutorial about how to do this, but here is my question:

A) How much space do I leave for the root partition and the home partition?

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Jan 14, 2010

Trying to clean install 11.2 dual boot with Win xp already installed. How do I create a new home partition, don't want to preserve the existing home partition from a previous attempt. DVD installation and automatic config keeps saving the thing.

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I have the partition like below. Now i want merge the /home partition into /dev/sda1 partition .


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Aug 8, 2010

l my root (/) partition has 11G free space and my /home is only left with 5g around and /usr has around 8g in my fedora 13 .So is there any possibility to "resize" the root partition and add it to home partition bcoz i see the opposite in the threads(resize home to add space to root).My home has nothin more than a movie which is 700MB and i've installed some new application yesterday. But it shows half of the space is almost used!!!

/dev/sda7 12G 925M 11G 9% /
tmpfs 497M 2.6M 495M 1% /dev/shm
/dev/sda9 12G 5.0G 6.0G 46% /home
/dev/sda8 12G 4.1G 7.3G 36% /usr

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Aug 1, 2011

My total filesystem capacity:39.9 GB(used 4.2GB,available:35.7 GB)
Currently,i have only single partition.
i wanna make again a new partition from the single existing partition where root(/) folder stored.

my aim is to separate the home folder from the existing partition to the new partition.

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Feb 25, 2010

I want to install from scratch or change a current system, which ever works best to have the following partitions: I have a 160GB HD and want a 50GB root partition 3 GB swap and the rest for home. When i go throught the guided partitioning process the largest i can get is 8GB. The root partition is the bootable partition correct?

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Jan 13, 2010

want to install 11.2 version. my machine config is as belows. pentium 4 with 1.8 gz, 512 ram and 15 gb hard disk. i want to know what should be the partition size specially for swap, root ,home etc.and what version i.e genome or kde should i install.

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Jun 29, 2011

So, I wan't completely paying attention to the default partitioning that Red Hat Enterprise 6 does.

I was setting up a base image for VMWare and the disk was 200GB, but for some reason the default is for about 40% to go to the root partition and then the rest of it to go to /home (this doesn't include the 2GB or so in swap).

Is there an easy way to recover the space under /home and expand the root partition? Assume there are no user accounts created.

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Debian :: Running Out Of Room In System Partition

Aug 9, 2010

I use Debian Lenny in a dual boot system on a desktop computer with a 40 GB hard drive. There are two partitions used by my Lenny installation, one containing /home and one containing the rest of the directory tree, including /tmp. I guess that I could soon encounter problems using kpackage to obtain security upgrades to already installed packages or backing up files to CD; is that correct? I have plenty of space left in the partition containing /home but have under 500 MB left in the other partition (4.1GB), which is 93% full. A year ago I was fine, but the various package upgrades seem to usually add stuff, so I've gradually filled up the partition.

I have looked at the directories in the filling up partition, and there are not really any huge space hogs, just a lot of packages adding up to filling up 93% of the partition. The fattest directories in the almost full partition are
/usr/lib 1.1GB
/usr/share 1.6GB

Installing another Lenny on another desktop (no more dual boot for me!) is now a high priority, and I hope to accomplish that over the next month or two, but until then I am concerned that my current desktop computer may soon become unusable. I guess that if I tried to simply use the linux mv command, as root, to try to move say the entire /usr/share directory to /home/usr/share, I would not only not free up any space, I'd only move the directory itself, which I guess would possibly render various packages I have installed unusuable. Is there any reasonably simple/safe way to do something like this:
1. cp /usr/share to /home/usr/share
2. replace /usr/share files with symbolic links to new locations.

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Jun 25, 2010

Looks like I missed defining a /home dir during installation. It's been a while I have a spare partition now that I'd really love to use. Can you specify this still, or is it only allowed during an install?

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Apr 4, 2010

Ok. I have a media server running debian amd64. when I installed it I made separate partitions for root (/) home (/home) var (/var) and swap.

I'm adding some new hardware (mobo and ram) and want to reinstall debian. I would like to keep my home and var partitions intact and just reinstall everything in root (/) partition.

I'm unsure of how to do this during the installation. Do i need to format? how do I tell it to use the /var and /home partitions?

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Jan 12, 2010

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Ubuntu Installation :: Format Windows Partition To Be The Home Partition And Changed The Nfts To Ext

Sep 1, 2011

i have instaled ubuntu 11.04 wubi on my pc with windows 7. i installed and everything was going ok i navigate on ubuntu already. but the problems star here i went on my ubuntu to the partition section and i format my windows partion to be the home partion and changed the nfts to ext, i did the upgrades but i forgot that theyr running yet and i restart my computer when it boot again it gaves me an error:

try (0,0) : nfts5 : wubildr
try (0,1) : ext2 :

and the windows7 says that i have to instal again. so i went to another pc and i made a cd boot and a pen boot. i burned the iso (downloaded from the ubuntu oficial site the 11.04 32 bit version) image to the cd and pen drive prperly, i adjust my boot options to star from usb or cd rom and nothing im struck.

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May 11, 2011

I was wondering what the best way is to partition multiple distros to share one home partition.

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Dec 15, 2010

My debian 5 is up and running smoothly and act as file-server in the middle of windows network jungle using samba the only problem is, after backup an external hdd (213 GB) to my /home partition, I end up with message say that I'm running out free space. Fyi my debian installed on 1TB SATA disk, and I separate my /home partition from system what happen to my free space ? here is screenshot of my disk, using disk usage analyzer: is there is a way to get my space back or something missing on my setup.or I have to reinstall my debian and use LVM when partitioning my disk?

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Fedora :: Home Partition And Create Logical Volume Out Of 53 Gb Filesystem Partition?

Aug 24, 2010

I installed fedora 13 64 bit and it works great but I encountered several issues when setting up guest OS with KVM. The problem seems to be related to selinux. But let me first ask question about logical volume. By Default fedora created logical volumes:


"If you expect that you or other users will store data on the system, create a separate partition for the /home directory within a volume group. With a separate /home partition, you may upgrade or reinstall Fedora without erasing user data files." seems to suggest I have to create a separate physical partition and assign that to /home. But reading elsewhere it seems to suggest logical volume acts like a partition. My goal is to make it easy in case fedora is hosed and I have to re-install it without affecting /home where my cirtical data resides. Given above do I need to create a separate physical partition or I am just fine?

I have a second hard disk that originally had windows and all my data. Windows is hosed but I can see my data from within Fedora and Windows is gone and I created created new partition in its place which used ot be the C:/ drive appears as 53 Gb filesystem. My data which was originally D drive appears as 215 GB filesystem. As given in [URL] I want to create a new logical volume in 53 Gb filesystem which I want to use as space for virtual disk to install guest OS's in KVM. Currrently 53 GB filesystem is mounted as /media/3467BH89JK789 but this does not work well with KVM. how do I create this logical volume out of 53 Gb filesystem partition and add proper selinux info and do I add to vg_vostrolx volume group and in a different volume group?

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Aug 18, 2011

KDE 4.6 - opensuse 11.4.

I have a separate ext4 partition which contains all my data (music, movies, etc). When I delete files from this partition it is very slow because it copies files from my data partition to the Trash folder in my home partition. How can I avoid this? Can't the trash be configured so that it uses a trash folder in each partition instead of copying files to another partition (which is slow).

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Nov 28, 2010

finally got mostly everything fixed on my opensuse 11.3. 11.3 is my only os on my laptop right now and I want to be able to dual boot with backtrack4. I used to have bt3 but it was on a usb loading up with winxp. Anyway, I've downloaded the iso image and after hours of forum reading I figured out how to mount the iso image. Doing so allows me just to look at the files. Is there an install file somewhere I'm missing?

Also, couldn't ever figure out how to partition my drive to make room for bt4. Tried downloading gparted and failed. Tried using the expert partitioner program that came with this system but it won't allow me to create another partition. Couldn't ever find a reason why. Will bt4 allow me to create a partition upon installation? How do I install?

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Aug 31, 2010

when I tried to install Fedora on my pc, I got this error message " Defined Root partition not created a / boot/efi partition. I am trying to install it on a seperate hd. My main one has windows xp pro, but I do not want to interfer with that at all?.

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Jun 8, 2010

I initially installed SuSe11.2 with /tmp mounted on separate partition on another physical disk( there are two physical disks). Now I want to attach disk with existing SuSe11.2 to another motherboard so I would like that /tmp becomes part of the root partition. Will deleting /tmp mount point in /etc/fstab create automatically new /tmp from root at next startup, or something else has to be done to achieve, that in future, /tmp resides on root partition instead? In this way it would be much easier to move the disk with SuSe11.2 to another motherboard.

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Aug 2, 2009

I am relatively new to Linux and Opensuse. I created the / root partition and now it is growing and maxing out. I have partitioner available to me but how do I change the partition size when the root partition is mounted. Do I login as root and then umount or modify fstab and restart and change from command line or do I format and reinstall everything? I have room to expand but not sure how to manage this?

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Feb 7, 2010

I was surprised not to find an existing thread on this anywhere, as I would expect this to be a common problem: I have the following partitions on my eee PC 100HE:

10GB Windows XP
5GB Linux Mint 8
5GB Ubuntu 9.10 NBR (awesome distro by the way!)
130GB Home partition shared by Linux Mint and Ubuntu NBR
2GB Swap partition shared by Linux Mint and Ubuntu NBR

I installed Ubuntu NBR after Mint. Immediately after install, the panel layout, menus and colour scheme were slightly messed up - presumeably because they had been "adopted" from the Mint settings in the home folder. I corrected them easily, but now I have the same problem in Mint. Is there any way I can get both distros to use the same /home folder, but different settings (i.e. the /home/username/. folders)? Can I get these settings folders put on a different partition for example?

And is this problem due only to the fact that these are 2 Ubuntu-based distros? Or will I have the same problem if/when I replace Mint with another distro, such as Fedora or Moblin?

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Jul 25, 2010

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Mar 28, 2011

recently i made a backup of my home directory in 10.10 before reinstalling 10.10. again.This time I chose to manually define the partitions (50GB Root, 25GB Swap, 325GB Home)Now i wish to migrate the old home into the newly installed home, which is on a separate partition.I have found the following documentation URL...Still, as a beginner I am not quite sure about the necessary steps to perform.As the new home is located on a separate partition is it possible to simple delete all directories there and copy all directories from old home to new home with rsync?

Do I have to install all the software that corresponds to the old home first followed by migrating home or first migrating home followed by installing the software such as thunderbird, Texlive2010 etc.Guess that migration should take place at a later stage. Otherwise my old profile files from firefox and thunderbird will be overwriten by new ones?

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Jul 1, 2011

Been digging around and not finding anything that quite works.

Background: I had an existing 10.10 install and 10.04 on another partition. When I installed the 10.04 I told it to use the existing /home partition which is also being used by the 10.10 install. All good, both users have directories with all their data in the same /home partition.

Issue: So, as the 10.04 was 32bit (experimenting but another story) I decided I would replace with 10.04 64bit. All went well except when I did the manual partitioning I screwed up and instead of setting the existing /home partition to 'use but don't format' - which I think is what I must have done last time - I left it as 'don't use and don't format'. So, obviously, now the new 10.04 install has its /home inside /, which I don't want. I want it on the existing /home partition as it was with the previous 10.04 install.

Question(s): Is there any simple(ish) way of doing this without a reinstall? Not a major problem as I have only just installed and can do it again without losing anything but time, but I would like to figure out a way to do it without if possible.I want to essentially move the /home/user directory (rather than the /home) and make it /media/home/user inside the existing partition. Seems easy enough on the surface but becomes involved as I investigate.Ubuntu 10.04 minimal install with Xfce DE.

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May 1, 2011

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