My PC is currently running Window XP Pro.
I wish to install a linux (SuSE9.0 or whatever), on which
I will do some numerical computing (not quite intensive)
and plot out results. But I'm not gonna immigrate all my
work to linux immediately. So I will dual boot.
In this 80G HDD, 10G could be available for linux. The
CPU is P4-2.66Gand RAM is 512M. Dell Dimension 2400 desktop.
My questions are:
1. Do I have to install linux in the same extended
partition (active) that now XP is dwelling in (of course
in the different logical patitions)? I heard there can be
only one active primary partition, from which OS can boot up.
2. for linux, how much size (10G totally) should I assign
for the partition of
Does /usr or /tmp etc need a separate partition?
3. linux-XP file exchange/sharing: is a FAT32 partition
good enough or are there any better solutions?
Thank a lot.