10GB was fine for a root partition in the 1990s, and is probably still adequate for a server. But desktop systems involve a *lot* more large packages (eg desktop environments) than a headless server system, and the kinds of applications installed on a desktop system also tend to be much larger (esp. games). Also, internal hard drives now have much greater capacity than they did in the 90s, so larger root partition is not so great a sacrifice as it was then.


The default root partition probably needs to be at least 15-20GB. If this creates problems for people using Trisquel as a server, perhaps the installer could ask the user whether they are installing for server or desktop use, and change the root partition size as appropriate?

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