I would cut the root partition at least in half. Other than that looking good. For partitioning and filesystems I go with this on my desktop:
/ ext4 11GB
home ext4 64GB (just remainder after /)
var reiserfs 20GB (WAY overkill, but I have a separate drive for /var and torrents/DLs)
boot ext2 100MB
no swap (ssds on both laptop and desktop)
I also use a /dev/shm RAMdisk mounted at /tmp for compiling. You can also use this to store Firefox and Chromium profiles.
Originally Posted by randomizer
I must be doing something wrong then, because for me Arch has never "just installed" to ext4. Well, it has, but it didn't set up the initramfs correctly by default. I know that every other distro I've tried did it fine though. You'd think that after having done numerous Arch installs that I'd have got it right by now.
I've installed Arch on my laptop, desktop, and several other systems with ext4 without any problems by both manually partitioning using fdisk or gdisk, as well as the Arch 'Auto prepare disks' method. I didn't start using ext4 until about 2 years ago though.Edited by binormalkilla - 2/16/11 at 9:25pm