This seems like a simple question. Maybe it's too simple and I'm just a dummy...
What is the "ideal" size for a /root partition and an "ideal" size for a /swap partition? I would also like to know the ideal /home partition in the event I put all my personal storage on a /data partition. My idea is to install 2010 to a new 1TB drive and I want to "get it right".
I want /root to be big enough to accommodate anything I choose to install without having to resize my partition later this year. I want a /swap that is "correct" for the amount of ram I have (some percentage, same as, whatever) so that my system operates optimally. This would leave me a huge /home but I'd prefer to have an ideal /home for working and I'll keep all my personal documents, pictures, music, videos, etc... on a /data partition. So home should be big enough to handle anything that comes it's way including some gigs for mail and stuff I keep in the desktop but that's about it.
Maybe my scanning replies on this thread missed what I'd like to know. In this case, please point me to where the answer is and please accept my apology.