yeah, this is the question that bugs most newbies. Remember this basic layout for partitions, and you cannot go wrong:
100MB from start of drive mount /boot, filesystem ext2
[your ram amount] * 2 (minimum of 128 mb) swap, filesystem...swap
rest from swap till very end, mount /, filesystem (recommended) ext3 or ReiserFS
Never use PM set them up, Linux partitioning tools are there to do it for you.
Optionally you can separate /var, /home, and /usr on their own partitions, but that is not really needed.
Last edited by Mikhail_16; 11-17-2003 at 07:00 PM.