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I've been using Slackware for a bit now with Dropline & to a lesser extent XFCE & love it. On recent trip to a computer store for some CDRs I ended up buying a DVD RW +&- drive for dirt cheap - I still needed media so I got some new DVD-R's
Anyway - k3b seemd the best option for software, & rather than pollute my slackware with KDE, installing Mepis on another partition seemed like a good way to preview. I must say I'm very happy with Mepis & will probably spend a while flipping between that & slackware. I plan on a fresh install across the disk with space for Mepis, Slackware, any random linux I care to try, possibly XP to run a spefific software
I plan to have a shared /tmp partition across the 2 main distros at least & was wondering what people would recomend for teh size. I'm using a 160gig HD & currently have 5gig for my temp partition. Is this enough, given that my DVD drive can possibly handle dual layer writing?
Any cautions against sharing a /tmp partition?
Also I currently have 3x350mb swap partitions roughly at the start, middle, end of the disk - is that worth doing? It's just something new I've tried recently but haven't really noticed any differences.