How much size shall I keep for root partition?

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Hi I am Winchel, Is  there any limit or standard size for root partition? What is minimum size for this?

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How much size shall I keep for root partition?

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Hi   Winchel,

There are no limit size for root partition, You make your partition size as you can depend on your requirement, The minimum root partition size for RHEL  is 256 MB. But this is not good practice.  The standard root partition size is 500MB but this is too small and is not good practice.

Lorin Ronnie

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How much size shall I keep for root partition?

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Hello Winchel,

When you install applications on your computer, they are usually stored in the root partition. Some of those files include libraries, program executable as well as global data, user data such as configuration and file data and so forth. Therefore having a root partition that is very small will imply that it will be field up very fast and you will end up with no space to install more applications.

Therefore, when specifying your root partition it is important to just put in mind what kind of applications you intend to install on your computer and approximately how much space they will take.

Hope this helps.

Regards,

Carl

 

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