Windows always needs to go on the first partition of the first hard drive. This is the Windows way. Windows kinda works ok if done Microsoft's way. It hardly works at all if you don't play by their rules.
Also, I notice the partitioning schemes always skip hda4. Why is this?
and so on----
hda1== windows - 20gb
hda2== /boot - 500mb
hda3== swap - 1gb (this should double your memory, but I've heard that more than 1 gb is of no use.)
hda4 == hda5 == / root of my first linux OS - 20gb
hda6 == / root of my second linux OS - 20gb
hda7 == / root of my third linux OS - 20gb
hda8 == /home - 20gb (all three Linux installs use this for their home directory)
hda9 == /media/fat - the remainder of the drive (used for both windows and linux data - formated fat32)
They are usually on the inside of the disk, ie at the bottom of the partition table. It would be rather foolish to use the fastest, prime part
It is certainly not invisible to any of the Linux/Unix tools that are available to work with partitions.
Regarding the size of the swap file, your comments about the 1 Gig. limit used to be true. Now however, all the distros that I am familiar with have kernels that are compiled with support for up to 4 Gig
I guess more than anything I was trying to imprees on bret that partitioning is really a preferance, depending upon the use. Servers use quite a different partition setup than desktops. Most partitioning guides I've seen tell newbies to setup partition for a server.
Do you do Nvidia Drivers??? LOL
What a pity... all that work and no sound!!! That is kind of fundamental!! Off Mint comes!!
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