Have a laptop currently running Vista. I've always loathed this bloated OS and am real excited to embrace Linux full time on my laptop, which gets a lot of use.
The kicker is that this laptop serves a key position in my computer network. And thus, I would like your advice on how to setup the partitions.
My scenario consists of 3 systems total: the office computer, the laptop (soon to be running Mint), and my home computer.
The 'Office' computer & the 'Home' computer are essentially the same. They both run Windows because I work daily in Adobe CS4.
The 'Laptop' is essentially the bridge between these two desktops, allowing me to work on the same projects regardless of where I am: at home or at the office.
The way I do this is with a shared 100 GB partiion from the laptop which is mapped as a network drive on the other two systems. All of my active projects are on this partition, so this setup provides easy access whether I'm at the office or at home.
So now I want to ditch Vista and install Mint on the laptop. It has a 300 GB hard drive. My data is backed up, so I'm ready to format the thing and create the necessary partitions.
How do you recommend I tackle the install & partition setup ?
I have only installed Ubuntu once or twice, have never installed Mint.
By the way, I will also need about a 50GB partition for Windows too.
So in summary, on this 300 GB laptop I need partitions for:
B. Projects: 100 GB partition to serve as mapped network drive for Windows systems
C. Windows Vista
Thanks in advance, your input is appreciated.