I have used Linux for a little while now and I used Gentoo all the time at work, but I have never installed this distro myself. I seem to have confused myself a bit already. I have a 320GB hard drive. I would like to make a regular Linux partition for the boot, and root partitions, then use LVM on the rest any maybe make a /home, /usr, etc volume. I guess my questions would be, what would a good size (considering the size of the entire hard drive is fairly big) for the / (root) partition? I made the boot partition 100MB. Or would it be better to just make the boot and root partitions regular Linux partitions and use LVM for the rest of it? I've read a couple of places that using LVM for the root partition isn't recommended although that might be someone's opinion. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.