Originally Posted by jayanthd
I will be creating /, /boot, /usr, /swap, /tmp, /var. /home partitions. But I don't know what all other partitions I can create and what should be the size of the partitions including the partitions I mentioned.
Don't bother creating a separate /usr partition – that hasn't been supported in Fedora for several releases now, and F17 has merged /bin, /lib etc. into /usr.
Also don't over-partition, as that just decreases the flexibility of your system. I'd go for space allocations of:
/boot – 1 GiB (for the option of pre-upgrade when F18 is released)
/ – 10–20 GiB (depending how much extra software you want room for)
swap – 2xRAM (for hibernate)
/tmp, /var – only if there is a particular reason for not leaving them on /, 5 GiB is plenty. Note that /tmp will be disappearing in F18 (to be replaced with a tmpfs mount).
/home – all remaining space