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You do not need 9GB for swap, its overkill and your system will never use it all. Use something like 512MB for swap, depending on the amount of ram you have. Some say swap has to be twice the anount of your ram, but if you have very little ram, you may need a to make the swap partition more than twice as big as the amount of ram and if you have lots of ram, you don't need to have too big a swap partition. You would then need to split the rest between / and /home depending on your needs.
Btw. you really dont require /home on separate partition, in case you give separate partition its good, in case you dont, its fine(since there will be a home partition automatically mounted at /).
I personally didnt had a separate /home partition, I only had / & swap and I never faced any problem in past 3 years. So I suggest you could have 9.5G for / & 500M for swap. Last choice is always yours
Having a seperate /home partition makes it easy when you want to upgrade or install a new distro without backing up all your data. I would suggest having it on a seperate partition if its an option for you.
Having a seperate /home partition makes it easy when you want to upgrade or install a new distro without backing up all your data. I would suggest having it on a seperate partition if its and option for you.
i keep /home on a separate partition so that i can share it between multiple distros. yes, sometimes my profiles or aliases, etc. get wiped but it's more useful to me than not.
especially useful if u keep all ur "data" accessible mostly under linux rather than winANY, so that way it's always in ur home dir. though u could just make one massive ext2/3 partition for that instead. also useful for program settings...so the first time u run the gimp or abiword, it's just that one first time and u don't need to redo anything between distros. nice for xmms playlists too.