Partition Sizes

I use this partition scheme when installing Linux (BSD is another matter):

Patition Number Device Filesystem Size Filesystem Type Mount Point
1 /dev/hda1 100MB ext3 /boot
2 /dev/hda2 2x maximum expected RAM swp SWAP
3 /dev/hda3 5 GB ext3 or Reiser /var
4 /dev/hda4 remaining space ext3 or Reiser /

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