Rules of thumb, by Troy Dawson
Feel free to change however you want
/ (your root partition) should be at least 6 Gig, I prefer 10 Gig
swap should be at least double your memory, up to 2 Gig. Beyond 2 Gig it's usually a waste.
/var should be used if you are installing a server. It's size would vary depending on the type of server and the amount of traffic you expect.
/home Not needed on most servers. Good if you like to reinstall your system without messing with your home files.
All other patitioning judgements are on your own.
The disk partition program can setup your disks in a wide variety of ways. Hopefully this page will eventually talk about them more.
Last modified 2011-02-25 01:25 PM