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I have two Hard Drives a Samsung 750Gigs and a Western Digital Green 2 TB. My current partition scheme consists of only 3 NTFS partitions:
750: C: 75 Gigs Windows 7 Home Premium D: 675 Gigs for Games and other stuff
2000: E: 2 TB for remaining storage
and 4Gigs of RAM
I plan to dual boot Linux Ubuntu or a similar flavor of it (I assume they mostly have the space requirements)
My Question is mainly about the size of the Root partition and maybe also the SWAP partition. I plan to install a root swap and home partition on the 2 TB hard drive and leave the other HDD for windows 7 and windows games. But, I am slowly transitioning to Linux, hopefully completely and want to know how large should be the root partition if I plan to install a lot of software and Linux games from the repositories and maybe sourceforge and other sources so I would not need to resize the root in the foreseeable future ?
thank you in advance.