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I recently set up a dualboot with Ubuntu 17.04 and Windows 10 (Home 64). My system came with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD. I followed some tutorials and most of them recommended a 15-25GB partition to install Ubuntu, regardless of the available space on the hard drive or SSD. Here's the partition breakdown:
Ubuntu partition: 25GB, the OS takes up about 5GB and I allocated 10GB for swap space Windows (C:) partition: 450GB, the OS takes up about 30GB
The remaining space on the Ubuntu partition is roughly 10GB out of 25GB. I'm trying to understand the file system. So everything in /home directory and / (root) is in the 25GB partition.
How do I access (or make use of) the rest of the SSD on the primary (C:) drive which is roughly 420GB (not including Windows OS) for bulk storage (projects, assignments, etc)? Would this also be a good place to install SDKs and other developer tools & packages? Should I allocate a separate partition for this?
If this isn't the right approach, is there a way to re-adjust the partition sizes to make sure I have plenty of bulk storage? Like re-allocating space from Windows (C:) drive and adding it to /home. Looks like most people work out of the /home directory and store all their work directories there, should that partition be as big as it can?