I have a question about partitioning.
So I used the partitioning tool, as I had old partitions I wanted to clean. Now the thing is, I originally wanted to have it all in one partition.
But in the next step, help described the different uses, "/" home, and swap.
So I figured, that I'd devote about 1/2 to /, most of another half to home, then about 10 gigs to swap, as it's a pretty old 98 computer (if this is a really stupid idea, plz let me know, I am fairly clueless about these things).
However, I noticed the home says "Do not format" by default. I'm the kind of guy who likes going with defaults (not an expert, you know), and I left it as is. Is this what I'm supposed to do?
So, from what I understand, the / is for programs (I think), and home is for documents, pictures, etc. How do I use these? When I look at the size of the file system, is it going to show me the space of the /, the home, or both?
Plz bear with me, I'm a (mostly) total newb, who wants to recycle an old computer by putting Linux on it (Win98 works fine for what I use it for, except that it doesn't get wireless Internet, which Linux can help with).