Re: [Debian-NYC] linux question (ubuntu studio pro / double-booting)
I disagree that partitioning /home is a rule for desktop computers. I
did this for my creative machine and the number of libraries and
supporting files for gnome and the myriad audio and visual
applications consumed more than 6 gigs on /. For example, the
dependency chain for f-spot and Ufraw (my photo developing pipeline)
is around 400 - 500 megs. The only solution was to do a reformat and
full restore, which sucks when you're trying to work.
I recommend to put everything on one partition and backup
irreplaceable work to an offline external USB disk every week.
On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 1:08 PM, Carlos <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hello Moira,
> I encourage you to attend our next Novice Night for assistance with
> the various problems you reported. In the meanwhile, here are a few
> suggestions that may enable you to address your "free space" issue
> - 6.4 GB is a normal amount of root filesystem disk usage for Ubuntu
> - It's a good idea to have a separate /home filesystem for user data.
> This is typically where you would store media produced in Ubuntu
> Studio. This filesystem may consequently grow large (eg tens to
> hundreds of gigs)
> - You probably want to reduce the amount of space taken by your
> Windows partition by resizing it using the tool "GParted". You could
> then increase the amount of space allocated to your linux
> partitions/filesystems by resizing them using the space you freed by
> resizing the Windows partition.
> - Reading the following article may be enough for you to figure out
> how to resize partitions and/or create a separate /home partition, if
> desired: http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/separatehome
> - Following the instructions in the article above, or doing anything
> else with partitions/filesystems, without understanding what you're
> doing, will probably result in DATA LOSS.
> On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 8:56 PM, ev petrol <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> just got your info from vincent at the gowanus fixit collective ...
>> wondering if it'd be possible to bring my laptop to your next meeting for a
>> i'm double-booting windows & linux, with most of the memory going to the
>> windows side;
>> however i've updated the linux side to ubuntu studio & i suspect i need to
>> allot more space to it - either that or clean it up - the filesystem seems
>> pretty jammed:
>> 287,615 items totalling 6.4 gb (some contents unreadable)
>> free space 215.1 mb
>> & i'm having problems connecting to the web, openoffice is pretty creaky
>> sometimes &c &c
>> would be great to show it to someone in the know ...
>> cheers moira tierney
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