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People like to split it up differently. I personally like to have only two partitions. One for /swap and another for /everything.else
I'd use ext3 as well. Depending on what you want to do may decide how you want things partitioned.
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Originally posted by taz.devil I personally like to have only two partitions. One for /swap and another for /everything.else
That's the way I installed my very first LInux installation (too long ago). But I found that it was useful only to know how much space the OS wanted. Then I repartitioned and reinstalled so that my custom system-wide stuff (/usr/local) and personal stuff (/home) were safely in their own filesystems. Made the next upgrade a lot less scary since my data was out of harm's way. Call me cautious, I guess.