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Fedora Workstation: How much space needed for root partition (/) ? [closed]

asked 2014-01-09 20:52:54 -0600

florian gravatar image

updated 2018-04-26 14:25:29 -0600

I am installing Fedora, and I will have a separate partition for / and /home. How much space would you recommend for the root (/) partition? I'm installing Fedora Workstation with GNOME and I will include all standard developer, office, and internet software packages.

( I won't have any games installed. Is 15 GB enough? Do I need 25GB, or even more? The installer suggested to have 51 GB (out of my 250 GB SSD). I think that's too much and I'd rather decrease / and increase /home. )

What's your thought?

EDIT: This question was related to Fedora 20 initially but since there seems to an interest in the question, I try to keep it up-to-date for current releases of Fedora Workstation featuring Gnome Desktop.

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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by hhlp
close date 2018-09-25 12:36:26.810438


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florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2015-01-27 07:13:48 -0600 )edit

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answered 2014-01-09 22:40:16 -0600

davidpaige gravatar image

updated 2016-03-20 05:25:37 -0600

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500MB is plenty. My root partition is 500MB, and I have 365MB free. The root partition actually holds very little of the operating system.

EDIT: Please ignore this answer. it is the /boot partition that has 500MB size.

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500MB ??? It is /boot.

Charles Wang gravatar imageCharles Wang ( 2014-01-10 01:01:29 -0600 )edit

David, this must be your boot-partition (/dev/sda1 for example) mounted to /boot which holds the kernel(s) only.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2014-01-10 08:18:34 -0600 )edit

Yes, that is my /boot. My /fedora-root is 50GB, 5.6GB used. /home is 402GB, 4.8GB used right now.

davidpaige gravatar imagedavidpaige ( 2014-01-11 16:47:42 -0600 )edit

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