What size should my root partition be if I'd to use like a separate /home partition?

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http://askubuntu.com – I thought a basic layout would call for 3 partitions on the 160 GB hdd of my EEE netbook. It's got 1 GB RAM so I'll go with a swap partition the same size. The question is what size my / partition should be. I'd like to allocate the rest to the /home partition. I was told it neither matters if those are primary or logical nor if they're at the beginning or end of the disk. Can you second that? (HowTos)