10 GB XP - FAT32
10 GB / EXT3
10 GB ext3 for data and/or for trying other OS.
15 GB FAT32 Data to be able able to read/write from XP and Linux. I do
not want XP to read/write any ext3 partitions as it can damage them.
13 GB /home EXT3
2 GB SWAP. So that I do not run of memory easily on 512 MB RAM machine.
This is on 60 GB HDD (Laptop).
A bit different on 80 GB HDD on Desktop.
A few :P
/dev/sda - Linux hard drive - 80GB
/dev/sdb - Windows hard drive - 200GB
sdb1 - equivalent of /
sdb5 - Windows folder (equivalent of /boot)
sdb6 - Storage (equivalent of /home)
/dev/sdc - Music hard drive - 320GB
sdc1 - music
sdc2 - backup
My laptop has one 160GB hard drive with four partitions
1 for /boot
1 for Slackware's /
1 for Sabayon's /
1 for /home
I have four partitions on both my desktop and laptop:
hda1 - 10GB - / for feisty (ext3)
hda2 - 5GB - for testing, currently / for gutsy (ext3)
hda5 - 63GB - for data (music, movies, photos, documents etc) (ext3)
hda6 - 1GB - swap
sda1 - 7GB - / for feisty (ext3)
sda2 - 5GB - for testing, currently / for OSX 10.4.10 (hfsplus)
sda5 - 25GB - for data (ext3)
sda6 - 1GB - swap
Due to being careless when installing I have 6 partitions
1 - Dell Utility - Forgot to delete
2 - Vista Partition - Probably Will Delete
3 - 6 Mb of free space (Have no idea why- but too lazy to fix)
4 - /
5 - /home
6 - /swap
sda1 = /
sda2 = /home
sda3 = swap
Traditionally I've usually just left Ubuntu to do a default install, so that would mean a root partition and a swap partition. And then I've added an extra drive to my file-server which is where I keep all my stuff.
Recently however, I've started putting the /home on a separate partition.
sda1 /boot ext3
sda2 swap swap
sda3 / xfs
sda4 /home xfs
200GB for XP
10GB for ext3 /
1GB for swap
39GB for ext3 /home
basically the same has the ubuntu screencasts!, which are awesome, too bad ubuntu (or linux in general) has trouble with ntfs, hopefully this is fix on future releases,
cant wait for 7.10 release next month!