Thank you for typing that whole descriptive note for me.
I understand the meaning of / and /home and SWAP now.
Before I install Sabayon, I will first make a / partition.
Following that, I will make a /home partition.
And after that, I will make a SWAP partition that amounts to 512MB's.
I will have a 1TB HDD and am deciding to split it like so:
Windows 7 - 600GB (I will be using this more)
Sabayon Linux - 400GB (I will still be using this ... just not as much)
------- / = 300GB
------- /home = 99.5GB
------- SWAP = 512MB
(Will this suffice?)
Now. (another series of questions ... heh)
When the screen in the Sabayon installation in which I am prompted to select the partition I would like to install on,
What would I select?
Would I select all three?
Or just /?
But then, how would /home be used as /'s /home ... and how would I apply SWAP to the whole bundle?
And, will switching between OS's from time to time harm my computer after a while? Technically, Can you explain how I would install Sabayon on these three, newly created partitions? I feel like an asshole having just bombarding you with question after question.
Please understand That I am a novice when it comes to things like this.
I am sincerely thankful for the time you are spending on me, helping out a n00b.