I use Fedora Linux as my primary desktop OS. Every time there is a fresh install, I find myself confounded on how to partition the OS. So I thought I might as well make a permanent note of how I do it so that I always have a place to come back to.
This is how I partition my Fedora during installation:
|Swap||-||1.5 times the RAM||Yes||
Home partitions have to be encrypted.
Swap extends the RAM and can have a sensitive copy of RAM data like passwords, keys, etc. Hence always ensure to encrypt the
Home partition is equally essential to be encrypted because this is where your data will live. Things like configuration, SSH keys, GPG keys, API keys are all stored in the home in various directories. So it is of utmost importance that you encrypt these two directories.
My disk size is 512G. I have divided
Root as per convenience. So depending on your usage of each partition you can decide what is best for you.
I hope you find this sort of partitioning scheme helpful. It has worked for me for the past five years.