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Re: [Debian-NYC] linux question (ubuntu studio pro / double-booting)

On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 01:08:25PM -0500, Carlos 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
> yourself:
> - 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.
> Cheers,
> Carlos
I'd would suggest (if this has not been done) to do an 'aptitude clean', as
this might remove some saved debian binary archives that may be taking up
Its a safe command unless you need the debs to reinstall something. But in
general having little space on your hard drive will not affect how fast a
program functions in RAM. So clearning out your hard drive will not improve how
fast a prorgram runs, it will just allow you to work on files and add new ones.
>From my own useage, 10 GB seems like a good size for /usr where most programs
live. And I also like a seprate /home

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