Originally posted by vcheah
should i just chose server installation ?
basically this should install about everything you need, including setting up the partitioning schemes for you. you can choose custom install and install everything that you desire or pick, but your going to have to setup your own partitions as well. if your not familiar with that or don't feel comfortable with that, i suggest doing the server install.
if you want an idea of how you should partition your drive thru custom, i would go with something like this..
swap = 125 megs to 256 megs ( depending on how much ram you have, if you have 256 or more, 125 meg swap will do fine. )
/boot = 16 megs
/ = this can be anywhere from a gig to 3 gigs or so.. i think i make mine usually around 2 gigs with a fairly large drive.
/tmp = where temp files are stored.. i would make it around 500 megs or up to a gig... just so temp files don't overflow your drive cause they would be limited to the size of your partition.
/home = this is for user accounts.. depending on how many users your going to have, maybe one other besides root.. a gig or little more should do fine.
/usr = where most programs are stored.. usually a few gigs.. anymore of the directories can just be stored under / in many cases.. those are the ones i tend to have their own partition with the server i setup before with redhat.