dlkreations wrote:To be honest, depending on what you're going to be doing with your OS, a 10gb / partition may be ok. But if you will be adding a lot of stuff to expand your OS, you may want something a little higher than that. I have my / partition set at 20gb, which leave a lot of room for my OS to grow should I desire to.
I don't compile a lot, and when I do it is cookie-cutter so I don't save the logs. I've yet to fill a 10gb partition, except for a brief period when Ubuntu Hardy was doing freaky things.
I had Intrepid installed with kubuntu-desktop and xfce-desktop on top, same partition, plus a dumptruck load of other stuff. Came close to 8gb. My typical installs are <4gb base, and well under 6gb fully loaded. So a 10-12gb partition for /boot / /home is, in my book, ample. Of course, this is with a seperate data partition and typically with symlinks of all the major directories in /home.
An 8gb swap is actually very high, considering you have 8gb of ram installed in your system.
Ridiculously high. An 8gb swap would be needed if you wanted to do hibernate and all 8gb of ram was full. But hibernate would be glacially slow to enter and leave because the entire state of the 8gb ram would need to be frozen and cached to swap and then thawed later.
Seriously, 8gb ram? If you're even touching the swap you're probably doing it wrong.
But you definitely want to have a separate /home partition should anything happen to your / partition and you won't lose anything.
I'm happy without a seperate /home simply because I don't store anything in /home except for .config and .pref files/folders.