OK, now I got a new question.
I've got my win98 installed on the 10G /hda, and my 2G /hdb is unallocated (no partitions or formatting). I need to partition this drive for my Mandrake 9.1 installation. I need to figure out which mounts/partitions I need to install a basic Linux system. I realize that 2G is not enough space to perform a complete installation. I plan on only installing basic internet/media/client packages which I will select myself.
My problem is that there is no specific explanation of which mounts/partitions I need to perform the install. I want all of the Linux OS to be only on /hdb in case of problems so my windows install on /hda will remain intact and functional. I've read about the / (root) directory, /var, /user, /home, /swap, etc.......but nowhere does it explain which of these I need and what sizes they need to be. I understand that the / (root) and /swap mounts/partitions are required, but what else do I need to allocate space for?
Can anyone offer some direction here?
Thanks for all of your help.