I'm planning to setup multiple partitions for it and run two OS'.
I will be running Windows XP Professional and the Ubuntu Linux distro.
I've been reading up on partitioning, because i'm still very unsure about it all, and when I got to partitioning for Linux, it started to confuse me. Things like
Something like 5GB for root (/), 1GB for home (/home), and 500MB for TMP. Most people also make /var separate. 1GB is more than enough for that.
Would someone care to explain what all of this means? Or your own personal views on Partitioning for Linux. I was thinking i'd just be able to make a Partition for Linux, and that would be the end of it. Everything goes there. Apparently not.
If possible i'd also like some overall partitioning advice or suggestions. I want a partition for Windows XP, Ubuntu, Games, Music, programs and apps and stuff, and just another ...just sitting there Partition . How big would the OS partitions need to be?