Best disk partition for normal users

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http://askubuntu.com – I have a new clean HDD in my laptop on which I want to install Ubuntu 11.10. So, as I have very less (in fact nothing) knowledge on Linux File System hierarchy, I thought some would be helping me to choose the best one. Here is what I briefly do on Ubuntu. Learn programming (should maintain my project files) # I am a student. (Sometimes, I had to install few external packages too. Though they never were more than 200 MB each) I use software's like Matlab, Netbeans, Eclipse etc. Store lots of music, movies, photos I have a good set of ebooks, office documents (includes documentations of pack (HowTos)