#29 Recommended Partitioning Scheme suggests far too small root partition
Opened 2 years ago by pbokoc. Modified 2 years ago

Originally reported by Jonathan Wakely at https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1652997

https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/fedora/f29/install-guide/install/Installing_Using_Anaconda/#sect-installation-gui-manual-partitioning-recommended suggests 10gb for the / partition, this seems far too small for a modern Fedora system.

For a minimal installation, a 5 GB root partition will be sufficient. However, for most common installations which include extra packages and a graphical user interface, the root partition should be at least 10 GB; with 20 GB being sufficient for most common use cases.

On one of my F27 machines my root partition is 40gb and 80% full.

On a second F27 machine with a separate /var partition I have a 20gb root partition, which is 70% full, and another 25-40gb used in the /var partition.

Neither of those would fit in 20gb, let alone 10gb.

(I use these machines for development and package maintenance, but all sources and builds are done in /home and /var/lib/mock which are separate partitions, so I don't think my large root partitions are especially atypical.)

Should the recommendation be updated to something more realistic?

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