Originally posted by raj_mach9
how many natives should i have
At least 3, they will show you around, tell you about the spots for tourists, and probably get you a decent price on car rental
Here's what I'd suggest. Just chop your 20 into 2 large 10GB partitions. Install win first. Then install RH without a bootloader onto 1 of the 10's (and allow it to do it's own partitioning), and finally Mandrake with a bootloader (and allow it to do it's own partitioning). Then you will need to add the RH kernel into Mandrake's /boot directory, and also to the Mandrake Boot Loader.
As for swap, it's up to you, but I say if you have a decent amount of RAM (more than about 256MB) then I would keep the swap size down to around 128MB to 256MB.
Native filesystems for linux are probably going to be your best bet (ext3), and a fat32 filesystem for win will probably be your best bet there.
I hope this helps a bit.