Topic: Optimal partitions for XP and Ubuntu?
I've just got a brand new PC with a 250 gb hardisk. Nothing installed yet. My primary question is; Shall i intall XP at C before making further partitions? Or use GParted before installing XP pro in my primary part.?
Now I have to use the occation and get my first experience with Linux. And I think I'll go for Ubuntu. Until now 13 gb and win98 has been enough. Not that much pictures and music. I know that GParted is the default partitioning program for Ubuntu. Does that means that I should just download Ubuntu, then use the CD for partitioning, then stop, install XP and then finally Ubuntu?
Or download a separate GParted?
http://partition.radified.com/partitioning_3.htm has given me some recommendations about optimal partitioning. I think I will go for the 4'th figure/alternative on this page; http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/partitioning and then use half of the yellow FAT32 for a second NTFS because most probably XP will further on be my primary system. The FAT32 is for my win98 data (as I'm using now).
Windows (NTFS) 20GB (C)
A NTFS for programs and data 100GB (Should this be separated? D and E ? )
shared space (FAT32) 25GB
/ (ext3) 10GB
/home (ext3) 50GB
This is all together 206 GB, further 44 still free. Is that ok - for changes later, or should I increase the size of the second NTFS up to the limit? At the first link above (page2) I read that "use all remaining space to create your Extended partition... that unused space is a noobie problem..
Yeah, I'm a noobie. Please give me some advice so that I can start up.
best reg.'s Roan, Norway