I’d never choose to have “/” and “/home” on one partition. My previous SSD was a 30GB one, 3 partitions anyway. It is possible to have a desktop environment + a separate /home on the SSD. Why not?
I'd never choose to have "/" and "/home" on one partition. My previous SSD was a 30GB one, 3 partitions anyway. It is possible to have a desktop environment + a separate /home on the SSD. Why not?
So, an SSD like any hard drive can have multiple partitions and further we know that it is advisable to keep a separate /home. The issue as I see it is the hard drive size of 56 GB. If you create a separate / & /home, you must make a choice of how much disk space to place into each. This in turn makes it more likely you can run out of disk space in one or the other partitions at an inconvenient time. By placing these two together, you will pool the free space, usable by either. In my opinion it makes perfect sense to combine these two when you have limited disk space. The funny thing is we have all had to live within hard disk spaces smaller like 40 GB but everything is larger these days and you must be very frugal in what you load on a 56 GB drive. Since I mess around with kernels all of the time, I was having a problem living inside of a 120 GB SSD, always needing to delete something. For anyone trying to use a smaller SSD, combining / & /home is a valid choice to pool the free space and thus making less likely to run out of disk space at the wrong time.