Assuming you have 40GB hard drive, and Windows already installed and want to keep it:
1) Buy (!) PartitionMagic. It's worth it.
2) Use it to shrink your Windows system partition (probably formatted as NTFS) to about 10 GB if possible, maybe 8GB will do (if you use it rarely, it will compress a lot of its files when you carry out DiskCleanup or whatever the utility is called).
3) Then make the following partitions:
a) primary partition, 12GB FAT32 (this is for your data, accessible for both Win and Lin)
b) primary partition, 200MB ext2, later use this as your /boot partition.
c) logical partition:
i) Linux swap 500MB
ii) ext3, approx. 3GB, to mount / (root)
iii) ext3, approx. 10GB or whatever is left, to mount /usr
I hope it adds up to 40GB, too lazy to check. You'll figure it out.
4) Move your personal documents etc. from your NTFS windows system partition to your FAT32.
(if necessary (i.e. if you had a lot of data), you can now shrink the NTFS a little further)
5) Start installing Fedora Core 2 and tell it how you want the partitions (see above).
Last edited by Samsara; 10-14-2004 at 10:13 AM.