I wonder what is the best partition size for linux ?

Asked by Pratomo Asta Nugraha on 2016-02-15

I set : 175,8 gb for the / (root)
209,4 gb for windows
213,3 as data storage
398,5 as data storage

* i didnt use swap

so is this size already good enough ?

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If you have data storage then a root partition of that size is a bit silly. You will hardly touch it.

The Ubuntu OS can happily manipulate NTFS but Windows can only handle a small number of file systems. If you make your root partition about 40Gb (if you are having /home on the same partition) then this will be fine and you can keep your user data on the Windows side. You will also want a swap partition

I'd have:

Windows 200Gb NTFS - Primary partition
Extended partition of 100Gb
  - Logical partition 1 the same size as your RAM (I assume greater than 2Gb RAM)
  - Logical partition 2 as the rest formatted Ext4 for Linux including /home
Primary partition of the remaining space as NTFS for data

There is no best way. This is just how I'd do it if I used Windows as well.

You could even have another logical partition to split up the system files and the home folder. (About 30Gb for / and 70Gb for /home)

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