how would choice of hard disk partioning affect performance of Mandriva
I am rather confused over this hard disk partioning thingy. Everyone has different opinion on it. Just to name a few:
1) Have a small /boot, or a huge one; is there a need for this in the first place!
2) swap should be x2 size of RAM; too large a swap can cause system to slow down(?)
3) the order of disk partioning is important (e.g. in this order /boot, swap, /)
4) Have a small /, or a huge one
Thus, what actually determines a good size of disk partioning? What is the rationale? "Best practice?" Can someone offer some logical explanation for this?
Many thanks in advance! : )