Ok so my laptop hd crashed yesterday and theyre sending me out a new one. I would like to install win xp on a partition and slack on the other.
I would like to install windows first, acctually I think you have to cause windows likes to be first on the hd. I read this somewhere. Is this true? This would also be great because I could use partition magic from my windows install and partion my disk easily.
NTFS is supposed to be a faster file system. But I dont think linux can only read an NTFS fs. It cant read/write. If this is true, I should use FAT32 fs if I want to read/write? I am thinking for security reasons it might be better to only be able to read my windows partiton...
In red hat the partitioning of / /usr and /home were done for you given the space for the entire linux partition during the initial set up. What will I have to look forward to when using slack? Will it automatically configure my partitions for / /usr /home and swap space or is it going to be manual maddness? And if it is manual what should I use as my set up on a 10 to 13 gig slack partition?
Thanks for the help you guys are great! Kudo's to the mods.