I haven't been able to find this particular information anywhere I've looked:
I am interested in installing (or upgrading my present installation to) Ubuntu Studio 64. I presently have 8.04 installed, so if I fresh install I will install the 8.10 version; otherwise I will upgrade to 8.04 (unless someone here might give me reason to upgrade my present installation to 8.10 first?).
I understand that if you have separate / and /home partitions, all software, etc. installation is done in the / partition (is this correct?). I understand the concept (I plan on primarily editing video files, though I might do audio files also) that I'm going to have to have a rather large /home partition, or perhaps a separate "/media" partition, to store project files (not a problem, since I have an internal SATA drive at 1 TB and an external drive, also at 1 TB, let alone my hd0 drive at 400 GB).
Anyway, my question is this: Considering the above is true (i.e., software, etc., is installed in /), how large should I make / for a decent installation of Ubuntu Studio, with some room for future expansion? If I decide to upgrade my present installation (leaving my other software intact), how much more room should I give to /?
Like I said, hard drive space is not a problem, but I don't want to go overboard with it (though I could with no problem at all). I like to run a tight ship on my computers, but at the same time I don't want to not have enough space and have problems with the installation or upgrade.