flea gets it wrong again, having check up its more like the following
My experience with one each of Feisty Kubuntu and Ubuntu is they first install at 3.x GB, and then when you start installing packages they can grow past 4GB and close to 5GB. If you periodically clean up the unused residuals from package installations, it seems that you can keep it down toward the 3.5 - 4GB size. So I have been recommending 7 GB for the root partition -- I assume that is the underlying question. You could probably get by with 6GB, but Linux doesn't like full filesystems ....
I don't see a noticeable difference in size between Kubuntu and Ubuntu.
then again I don't load my system with programs, this is how my drive looks
[email protected]:~$ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda1 5.3G 2.3G 2.8G 45% /
reading the details as the drive being dev/hda1, size 5.3g, used 2.3g, available 2.8g, etc.,
Edited by fleamailman, 21 August 2007 - 02:24 PM.