A week ago I had Windows 7 only. Then I installed Debian Jessie 8.2. I made mistakes (I think) on the partitions sizes, I thought it was a good idea to do something like this (and I did it):
-/ 300 GB -/home 40 GB -swap 7 GB
Now that I've started to understand Linux better, and Debian in particular, it seems that I got swap partition right (I have around 3GB of RAM, and it's recommended to set around 1.5 or 2 times that on swap, I put a little more, but I think that can't hurt) , but I've should created a home partition of 300 GB and a / partition of 40 GB, because all the programs and user data are stored in home (This is probably false, I'm very new in linux, I didn't installed almost any program except for a couple of packages).
I'm getting very confused because inside root there is a folder called home. But in the installation process I partitioned in the 3 separate partitions as stated above. It doesn't make sense to me that one partition is inside another one. For you to understand better my disk, here is a command line session:
qwerty@aral:~$ su Password: root@aral:/home/qwerty# fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 596.2 GiB, 640135028736 bytes, 1250263728 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disklabel type: dos Disk identifier: 0x7f68575b Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sda1 * 2048 206847 204800 100M 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda2 206848 482551807 482344960 230G 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda3 482553854 1204074495 721520642 344G f W95 Ext'd (LBA) /dev/sda4 1204074496 1250258943 46184448 22G 27 Hidden NTFS WinRE /dev/sda5 482553856 1107553855 625000000 298G 83 Linux /dev/sda6 1107554304 1121226751 13672448 6.5G 82 Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sda7 1121228800 1204074495 82845696 39.5G 83 Linux Partition table entries are not in disk order.
So if you can clear this last doubt it would be helpful, and also if you can tell me if this is a good partitioning scheme for a 2 user home desktop computer.
If it's not, I'm going to make another question on how to partition without loosing my data, but if you want to give a hint on what the next step or question should be it's welcomed.