So about all of that extra space?
Anybody can feel free to keep answering the main post, but I still have a question with that reply. So we have carved out that 72.1GB for linux and the shared FAT32 partition, but what should I do about the rest? Should I leave the other 200+ GB for Windows? I got a lot of spare space that I'm not sure that Windows will use, and I want to avoid multiple partition resizes. So really this becomes an addendum: 5. What FS should I give all of the extra space to in order to best plan for the future?
My girlfriend uses this computer too and I know that she won't be keen on ever parting with Windows, just due to comfort and the availability of programs. I'm pretty sure that I will want a working copy around at all times too for those programs that don't have a Linux version. So, I guess what I a mgetting at is that I think that Windows is on this computer for the long-haul and I want to make sure that both OS's will have room to expand in the future without messing with partition resizing (if I can avoid it).
Once again, thanks,