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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