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Old 06-02-2004, 08:16 PM   #1
maxwolfie
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A few quick questions


OK, I've got a 20gb drive, completely blank with no partitions as of yet (till i get home this afternoon..). Also have 384mb ram (i think, 380-something).

1. I want to set up a 5gb NTFS partition, purely for windows 2000 core files, along with a few apps. After this, I want to set up another 10gb FAT partition for windows/linux shared. The remaining will go to the linux root/home/swap etc..

My question is do i need to make the second win2k/linux shared fat partition a primary or a logical partition within the extended table, (or section, whatever its called)

2. Also, knowing that i will have 5gb left over in total for root./swap/home, would you recommend that i auto-allocate the remaining space as my mandrake 8.0 install recommends or specify my own values, again, should each of these partitions be primary or logical

Any other ideas as to how i should set out my partition table very welcome

Perhaps some more room for the linux partitions and less for the share? i was considering 512mb for the swap, i think that would be too much though, not planning on doing anything too i/o intensive
 
Old 06-02-2004, 08:19 PM   #2
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you can have 4 primary partitions (would fit your needs) and I have had problems using an extended with logicals...
 
Old 06-02-2004, 08:28 PM   #3
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Sweet, well should i use the auto-allocate in the mandrake 8.0 install or should I just set my own values.. im really not sure how much space ill need for each (root/home/swap..)



Also, should i be setting up the FAT share partition before i install both windows and linux? would be easier wouldnt it?

Last edited by maxwolfie; 06-02-2004 at 08:35 PM.
 
Old 06-02-2004, 09:13 PM   #4
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Here's another one for ya

Can i update to mandrake 10, it seems 8.0 is getting pretty outdated, is there any easy way?

Either way i will still install mandrake 8.0 first and see how it goes
 
Old 06-02-2004, 10:18 PM   #5
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Bah, cmon guys, im anxious to get it up and running, i just want to do it right to save me some time from doing it all over agian
 
  


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