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asked 2013-11-15 17:55:27 -0500

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updated 2014-09-29 00:14:54 -0500

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I know the requeriments of SO but, the Operatives Systems usually grows in consume the disk's space in the time, well I don't know in Fedora, I'm new using it, I have 24 GB free in the partition of Fedora, my question is, Will I need increment the partition size after? or the size is adecuate?

My personal info is in another partition.

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answered 2013-11-16 06:10:11 -0500

We are able to build the Fedora Security Lab Test Bench [1] on a 6 to 8 GB image for a while now. There is no GUI but a couple of services and tools. I think that your partition is big enough to store the operating system and that there is no need to increase the size of the partition after the installation.

I never checked but I assume that an installation with a default set of packages is more or less the size of a previous one. The need for disk space is not growing exponentially. Sure, Fedora is getting "bigger" but slowly. With every release there are around 1000 new packages [2] but the chances are high that not all those package do affect you.

Perhaps somebody else has some real numbers.

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answered 2013-11-17 01:28:56 -0500

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One nice thing about Linux is that it's possible to partition in such a way that the folders that grow over time (such as /home) are isolated from partitions that don't grow over time (such as /usr or /etc or /boot or /var). You say your personal info is in another partition, by which I assume you mean /home or some custom other partition. That's good. (Make sure you back it up periodically.)

My Fedora 19 server (which was originally installed on a far older version of Fedora and periodically either upgraded or reinstalled) has 12.5 GB used on my / partition, which includes /usr and /etc and /lib folder trees. I always have /var as a separate partition, but my /var partition -- not counting www stuff -- only has 2-1/2 GB used.

The short answer is that 24 GB is plenty of disk space for Fedora, for all of the software you'll ever be likely to run, unless you are running a server whose purpose means the data on it is likely to grow.

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answered 2013-11-16 09:29:49 -0500

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On the MANUAL PARTITIONING screen, I click the '+' (plus sign) on bottom left to add a new mount point. I have at least 3 mount points:

/ size: 16GB
swap size: 4GB 
/home (remaining space)
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