hard drive partitioning questions
i'm installing debian on a brand-new new hard drive on my home system
(i.e., personal usage), and am at the point of making a swap
partition. cfdisk is up, and i'm trying to figure out what partitions
i should specify. i'm reading the the woody installation how-tos ,
and am kind of confused.
i just bought a new 80G hard drive. i should partition the whole
thing, right? i'm thinking:
/dev/hda1 -- / (Linux (83)) -- 100M (is this appropriate?)
/dev/hda2 -- /usr (83) -- 1G (too much?)
/dev/hda3 -- swap (82) -- 128M (i have that much physical RAM, and
that should be sufficient, right?) should i make this
/dev/hda3 -- /var -- 2 or 3 G, as per suggestion of  (i like apt)
/dev/hda4 -- /tmp -- 50M-ish?
/dev/hda5 -- /home -- the rest, all for me :)
have i correctly extracted that these are the partitions i'll need?
does the above sound good? i'm assuming i can designate them all
later on in the installation process, after i've actually created
there can only be 3 primary partitions if i want a logical one too, if
i've read correctly ... so, do i make the first three primary, and the
rest logical? or is there a better method to going about it? it
doesn't really matter, does it?
or, should i forget all of the above, and just go with / and swap?
that seems easier, but are there drawbacks?
also, it's been said that i should use ext3, not ext2. partition
types 82 and 83 are ext2, no? am i confused on that? (obviously)
how/when should i change this?
thanks so much,
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