I'm about to set up my PC to run Linux, but I have still some questions *before* I do all the disk partitioning, installing, etc:
1. When running a system with 1GB RAM, do I need a swap partition at all?
2. The very popular book "Linux" by Michael Kofler (www.kofler.cc
) repeatedly points out that installing LILO in the MBR *will* lead to conflicts if there's already a Windows NT/2k/XP bootmanager installed in the MBR.
Well... I already installed several distros next to a WinXP Pro system, whereas LILO *was* installed in the MBR and I didn't experience any problems. I simply could start the Windows BM from the LILO menu.
Is Kofler's information outdated (my edition of the book is from Dec '03)?
3. Is ext3 stable? I'm not sure whether to use ext2 or ext3.
4. Is NTFS write support still experimental?
Thanks in advance.