You absolutely need a root ( / ) partition. You almost certainly should have a swap partition, and the conventional wisdom says it should be 2 times the amount of installed memory. A separate /boot partition of a few hundred MB isn't a bad idea. If you are likely to acquire a lot of files that you want to archive or keep following an OS upgrade in the future, then a separate /home partition can be very helpful. If possible, I like to put /home on a separate disk.
Is there a reason to not create the partitions that you listed?
Last edited by theNbomr; 10-07-2010 at 08:29 AM.