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New eh? been practice since about 1991 or so
root partition as small as reasonable to reinstall as needed
on a business platform /home very small as only user personal scripts etc should be there
/app or /space for every other part of the disk that isny OS or user. App space etc
/var because logging
/var/log if you are gummint related, they want a separate log part

home version
root small enough to reinstall everything
/var so when logs fill up the OS doesnt die
/home for eerything else so OS installs do not kill the data
always look out for number one and don't step in number two
New That's 25 years ago.
All that stuff was necessary in a world of tiny, slow disks.

Which is not what it's like now.

All the average user does by having a fancy partitioning scheme is increase the chance of something breaking that they can't (easily) fix.

^^^ this is in relation to desktops. Servers have a different set of considerations.
New /me has an old system with a (relatively) tiny and slow disk
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Drew
New No, you don't.
New Compared to 25 years ago, I guess not
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Drew
New Beware of that small root partition
The old guides say something on the order of a couple of 100 MB, but a kernel version jump needs room for all modules as well, in practice more than doubling the needed space.
New Remember to clear out the old kernel versions occasionally too
Regards,
-scott
Welcome to Rivendell, Mr. Anderson.
New Deleted more than a dozen as soon as I got it to boot again
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Drew
     Disk partitioning tips? - (drook) - (21)
         looks decent -NT - (boxley)
         Re: Disk partitioning tips? - (pwhysall) - (19)
             The /home partition is so I can do a reinstall without losing everything - (drook) - (10)
                 Re: The /home partition is so I can do a reinstall without losing everything - (pwhysall) - (7)
                     How far is "way back"? - (drook)
                     Some Linux distros (e.g. Mint) don't support version upgrades. - (Another Scott) - (5)
                         What? - (pwhysall) - (4)
                             Yup. Version upgrade is not recommended. - (Another Scott) - (3)
                                 That's pretty terrible. - (pwhysall) - (2)
                                     I think they just don't want to be bothered with trying to support upgrades. - (Another Scott) - (1)
                                         Tells me something else - (pwhysall)
                 Suspend to disk is simpler with a swap partition - (scoenye) - (1)
                     Got an Ubuntu live thumb drive I'll be using -NT - (drook)
             eh? been practice since about 1991 or so - (boxley) - (7)
                 That's 25 years ago. - (pwhysall) - (3)
                     /me has an old system with a (relatively) tiny and slow disk -NT - (drook) - (2)
                         No, you don't. -NT - (pwhysall) - (1)
                             Compared to 25 years ago, I guess not -NT - (drook)
                 Beware of that small root partition - (scoenye) - (2)
                     Remember to clear out the old kernel versions occasionally too -NT - (malraux) - (1)
                         Deleted more than a dozen as soon as I got it to boot again -NT - (drook)

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