omns wrote:I'd suggest a larger home partition, maybe 10gb. You'd be surprised what builds up in the the way of logs, cache's and config files. I use a 15gb / directory and find it a nice size.
For you shared partition your only problem with fat 32 is its 4gb file size limit. Not so great if you want to work with large video files. NTFS Read Write support comes out of the box with Elyssa. It shouldn't be a problem if you set it up right in the manual partitioner during setup.
'preciate the response. i will take your suggestion on the partition sizes/formats. on my first install i was trying a different brand of linux which is why i guess the ntfs didn't work but i'm switching to mint 'cause i find it more appealing and i do believe i'll like the taste of mint even more so after reading what you just said about ntfs support.
EDIT: do i need to make a mount point for that ntfs partition? also, i'm installing the new linuxmint5communityxfce beta and while i'm partitioning, there's no ntfs option so will i have to go back in windows first and use my hd software to create that ntfs partition and if so, how will i make a mount point if it's necessary?
EDIT2: ok, so the ntfs option wasn't there during the install on cd but i notice i can use GParted to create it now that it's installed but now my question is still, how can i add the mount point? regardless of what format i choose, ext2/3, reiserfs, ntfs i can't find how to add the mount point here manually. i see the 'mount point' column listed but at no time does it ask me to set it nor can i go with any kind of click-through option.