**note - I have just freshly installed XP + Ubuntu on my laptop so I know how to install the duel boot, this isn't a thread about how to install duel boot.
<click here to learn how to duel boot
This is what I want on my Desktop
1)Duel boot XP & Unbuntu **I know how to do this but not sure if i need allocated space first or what fat32 or ext3, so i have not installed ubuntu yet
2)"swap drive" thats 30gig (min) in capacity rebootable on both OS's.IE: Take 1 file from Ubuntu place it in that drive/folder reboot and open that file in XP and be able to move it, or vice verca.
3) Be sure on the format before I actually do it... fat32 vs ext3 for the swap drive. Read some limitations about the fat32 <click here to read more
> that i did not like(4 gig max transfer) but can windows actually read ext3 with the program I was reading about. Or would it just be safer to go with fat32.
My HDD is as follows:
With just XP on it currently only using 24gig.(0% fragmentation)
I think that would be best but, I really dont understand Ubuntu yet so if you have any idea's/concerns please feel free to mention any with that format.
So should I install Ubunto first? or do I have to make the "swap drive" during installation? ...if so, please explain how to separate them and what format does the swap need? fat32? ext3?
Example of what i am looking for:
If I have 4.5 gig file in Ubuntu and I want to send it to my XP(on the same computer)
I can simply place it in the "swap area" reboot to XP and there it is.
So, I'm a complete nub to Linux I mean complete. I understand 1 thing and thats what "sudo" means. So if you know of any instructions/tuturials they need to be step by step... I don't understand the code yet XD
Also whats the difference of "swap drive" and "file swap"? I know "swap drive" does something to my ram but, from what I read its better than "swap file".. not exactly sure why but if someone know the difference please let me know or point me in the right direction thanks everybody.