I JUST started using linux from the bootable knoppix CD. It runs SO SLOW from the cd. I was curious about partitioning my HD, although I've never done that before. If I partition the drive will I be able to change it back to previous settings or will it be permanent? Should I install linux on my HD and just run it from there, or should I make a parition to run it faster from the disk (if so how would this work?), or does it even matter which I do. Are there pros / cons to both? I guess I'm looking for as much general info as I can get.
I have an 18.6 GB HD, and 4.74 GB are being used by windoz.