I've searched a few threads and done the Googling bit on partitioning for Linux (+ XP), but Google particularly seems to have old info: suppose you have a new machine with 64Mb RAM...
Advice varies wildly.
I'm running XP (512Mb RAM) on a single partition of 160Gb, of which about 14Gb has been used. Personal stuff is kept in a separate directory, backed up onto a second HDD (8Gb total) with two partitions, and further backed-up to CD (paranoid or what?
Come the day I wish to dual boot with SimplyMEPIS or Mandriva for example (lots of live distro testing at the moment), what's the considered opinion on dividing up the remaining 140Gb, in what order, use HDD2 for the swap, or what?
Advice gratefully received.