I finally have a working box to throw FC5 on.
I have limited working knowledge of partitioning HDs for Linux as my first Linux install (ah, you never forget your first) was commandeered by a friend - and there were several partitions, including:
... ad nausaeum. This is going to be my first fresh install of Linux done by myself, so I'm attempting to take great pains to find a partitioning scheme that's right for me. I know I'm not going to need all above-listed partitions, so after doing some research I've compiled a tentative plan for how I'm going to split this thing:
Mount Size FSType Device
/ 1GB ext3 hda1
/boot 128MB ext2 hda2
/tmp 256MB ext3 hda3
/swap 512MB swap hda4
/home rest ext3 hda5
Thing is, I'm not sure if the FS and sizes are appropriate. Only a few threads on the forums have given me any clues as to generally accepted volumes and filesystems.
I guess my question is basically "Am I doing this right?" If not, any suggestions for how I should do it? I might end up doing something regular like the three-partition scheme ( /, /boot, /swap) but I really like the idea of the other directories.
By the way, this is just going to be a personal-use computer, but I do want to make the most out of what I have.
Thanks in advance!