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Old 02-20-2004, 04:59 AM   #1
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Partitioning drive/s for 98, XP and Linux

Iím new at this so any help is appreciated. I have a Pentium 4, 512 mg ram, 20 gig hard drive and am adding a second 200 gig drive. Iím running Win 98 on the 20 gig drive, want to install XP and Xandros on the second drive. I was planning on putting all data in its own partition on drive 2 to be shared by all Operating Systems. C:\ Win 98; D:\ Data; E:\ XP; F:\ Linux. Does this make sense and what size partition should I allocate to XP and Linux? Is multiple boot do-able? Can I use both Fat 32 and NTFS on drive 2? Thanks.
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it's all easy enough, but of course "F:\ Linux" makes absolutely no sense at all... drives letters do not exist in Linux. you will always want multiple partitions for Linux, not just one. for linux as a basic user i would say give it 5gb of 200. using partitions of / = 1gb, /usr = 4gb, swap = 256mb, /home = 5gb would do you fine.

just make sure that your shared data is fat32, not ntfs.
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Thanks for your help.
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i wanted a dual boot system with win xp and knoppix on same physical drive.
i partitioned my hard drive to install knoppix
but i installed a second physical drive and put knoppix on it
i increased the winxp partition with qtparted but stupid windows still says its the smaller sized partition, the question is how do i return
my winxp partition to its origanal size?


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