Hello. After update I have small place.
Anyone can explain how much I need place for root or home?
Contrary to some experts' advice, I did not create a separate partition for Home.
The size depends on what you store there.
I have a separate large capacity SSD and multimedia files are kept there to keep Home compact.
It is a bit old page, but you might find the information useful:
Can you show me the result of Gparted?
I am afraid your installation is not on the primary partition. It is "trapped" inside "logical" partition.
This makes manipulation of directory very difficult if not impossible.
My daughter-in-law did this with her Mint Linux, and after many hours I spent to fix it, we ended up clean install.
On this forum @Alpha-Craft had this situation and he also did a clean install at the end.
I also think 120 GB is not enough unless you segregate bulky files to another disk.
Ok but how it is possible ? You want sayed Zorin must be installed manually not installation automatics?
That was the question I faced and could not answer when my daughter-in-law managed to install Mint this way. Being an absolute beginner, she just followed the instruction and ended up this complex installation scheme.
I will ask @Aravisian how this logical partition trap can happen during the installation.
I checked on Zorin webside about help installation, There is simple procedure just create boot usb and then just click and install.
This installation what i understand both root and home are together sharing.
My suggestion is to format drive to GPT
Do you have only Zorin os or windows also ?
Automatic install will install everything on one partition plus boot partition.
If you want separate HOME partition, you need to choose manual installation
I have only Zorin on this hard disk but one game from steam have 30GB. Then 55GB Zorin? Still I have near 27GB free space. Gparted free space showing that. Then this installation is bad and need a created manually. This is not be a guide on main webside Zorin installation for people who start learning a Linux - manual is best option?
I will tell you what I did for my daughter-in-law.
I booted into live session and used Gparted to completely format the target disk then started installation. This way you can be sure that there is only a primary partition.
This hard disk for operative system was empty and it is usb external hard disk with port - usb C. There isn't any option with operative system never before was installed. Installation was going with Rufus. Then choose a language,zone and hard disk to take installation. This is what I remember. Installation automatic created this partitions without any my help modofication partitions.
I can used another hard disk bigger 500GB but this is not ssd and I could be worried he not will be so fast or will be. :))
So it is idea a copy this partition and put to bigger root partition?
That depends on you..for what you need Linux .
Basically for normal user, automatic installation is just more than enough
It's a very good question. There is much about the Ubiquity installer that I do not understand.
But the resolution is simple, as you say. Using the 'Something else" option, set the partition, set the mount point and install. Sadly, this does require re-installing Zorin OS.
So how this two partition are connected together?
On gparted I have boot/efi
and extended what is it the same what home for me this is weird no capacity but root partition sayed I have 31.92GiB free place. Then how it can sayed me I don;t have a space? Where is the problem if I go with installation automatic from Linux Zorin. Then something not should be fixed? It is some warning capacity? I don't understand.
This is how my Zorin OS 16 installation is, on my SSD drive
Now, I have to get ready for work, and won't be back at my computer for hours. But I just wanted to get this to your attention as quick as possible, in hopes that seeing this, might help you.
Show and tell time
This is mine.
How come you are using extended partition instead of primary?