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Home directories stored in the /home partition are desirable. If you think that you may re-install at a future time, but you do not think that you will want to backup all of the home directories and restore them, then the /home partition is for you. If you are the only user for your system you can have a small space for /home, but as more users need to use the system, you will need more space for the /home directory. It is good to make the /home partition as big as you can reasonably make it. On a 20 gig machine 10 gigs should be fine. About 10 gigs less than the total usually works good.