Originally Posted by Morgandy
Yes, it is Redhat.
My C: drive is currently partitioned, with 123g remaining. I have plenty of room to shrink it and create new partition for Linux to then dual boot. My questions are exactly as above unless I think of anything more to clarify them.
Well, you left it ambiguous---based on the typical Windows install, I will make an educated guess that it is my option #2.
Watch out for the semantics: In the Windows world, the "C
rive" is actually a partition. Your disk manager or any partitioning tool will tell you all the partitions that you have.
You don't say the total size of the drive.
For starters, I would resize the existing partition down by ~80GB, and then create a Linux partition of ~15GB, plus another 2GB for Swap. Leave the rest unpartitioned for future changes.
So, you might wind up like so:
#1 Windows NTFS 50GB ?
#2 Linux / 15GB
#3 Linux swap 2GB (at the end of the drive)
Balance unpartitioned---More partitions added will be logical:
#4 extended ("wrapper" for logicals)
#5 1st logical
#6 2nd logical