Partition Scheme for HTPC?
I know that there are a few threads out there about partitioning hard drives, but I am a complete newbie and have not seen anything that has completely answered my question.
I am setting up a HTPC with a new 250GB drive. I have a VIA EPIA board, so I am going to try and use the gentoo based epios as my primary os. Ideally, my partition scheme provides as large an independent partition for my home dir as possible so that I can store music/movies/whatever away from the OS. If it is simple, I would not mind also having a small backup partition set that would allow me to install a different distro and test it without losing epios.
I know that I could have a million small paritions for every single dir, but ideally I would like to keep this as simple as possible. My goal is to have enough space free so that the OS works and I can install any programs that I may need, but obviously the bigger the /home dir is the better.
Thanks for any ideas.