I have a computer system with a hard drive of 60 GB of space and with a 256MB of RAM. I plan to install SuSE 8.0 on that system. From my reading of different sources, I realize that I can partition my hard drive at least into 5 parts:
(1) /boot (??? 8 - 16MB within the the first 1024 cylinders of the hard drive)
(2) swap (approx. 256 MB)
(3) / (??? MB for the root)
(4) /home (approx. 200MB/user)
(5) /usr (??? I guess depending on how much software I want)
Now, my questions are:
(a) Is using these five partitions very typical in installing a Linux OS on a big hard drive? I don't plan to use up all 60GB of space just for SuSE 8.0; I think I would like to assign perhaps 20GB for the OS. Can anyone tell me if there are any other better ways to partition my hard drive for optimazation?
(b) How much space do I really need for /boot?
(c) How much space do I really need for the root / ? If I install KDE and GNOME, should I have a sperate partition of /opt for them? But how much space should I assign for /opt?