First installed MicroOS Kalpa about three weeks ago (in VirtualBox w/64 gb drive). Things are going smooth. Yesterday, I installed a second VM (w/32 gb drive, all one partition with BTRFS), more or less as an exercise and to check reduced disk requirements. (I then deleted the 64gb VM).
Today, I installed a second VM, with another 32 gb disk. However, this time, I did as I traditionally do … using a separate / and /home. The / is 20 gb and is BTRFS. And /home is a separate 10 gb XFS.
At the MicroOS Download page, is the only place I’ve found that shows “disk requirements”:
Memory: 1GB physical RAM + additional memory for your workload
/ (root) partition: 5GB available disk space
/var partition: 5GB available disk space
Memory: 2GB physical RAM + additional memory for your workload
/ (root) partition: 20GB available disk space
/var partition: 40GB available disk space
I"m not sure I understand … do we add the Recommended / size and /var size?
It doesn’t make any sense if we consider /var is not separate from /.
So, do we add 20 gb + 40 gb = 60 gb for a / (including /var) size partition?
Or is it simply 40? (since /var is included in /).
** And are there any real world samples for disk size for / ?
Meaning folks who are using MicroOS for serious work (or at home maybe) - what is their experience for a proper size of / partition?
(funny sidenote: I noticed you can enable the firewall during installation, thinking back on another post).
@aggie On Aeon, I use 60GB, no separate home, SelfInstall MicroOS/Hyperland I use the full disk on there 250GB NVMe at present. But you can resize on the fly (transaction-update shell and a reboot) to what you want with btrfs…
I also installed Kalpa with SelfInstall option, but decided to separate /home later, put it in another disk, with BTRFS not XFS. Of course I didnt do it with the MicroOS Installer, I did in the transaction-update shell.
Maybe this specification for MicroOS in general, not specific for desktop (Aeon/Kalpa)