Superhero Tony wrote:Will there be any problems setting up another partition?
Superhero Tony wrote:Next question is about upgrading/trying new distros. I use programs like ushare / hellanzb and Amarock. Do these have to be freshly installed and set up again when you try a new distro?
Yes and no. If your main linux install is done with a seperate /home partition then any other distro install can be directed to the same /home and will find all of your .config files just fine; however, many distros don't install amarok or those other apps by default and thus you'll still end up using the package manager to install those apps.
Superhero Tony wrote:Is there a way the likes of Amarock can access my mp3s in my windows partition without copying mp3s to my Linux partition.
Oh, you wanted to know HOW to do this?
Yeah, mount the windows partition in linux and direct amarok to search from there for music. This will likely require editing your fstab. I suggest a mount point of /C and then it is just a matter of drilling down to the directory where the precious MP3 files are stashed. Or, my personal preference, create a seperate partition independant of windows that is only for media files and format it as fat32 so it can be seen from both linux and windows. Mount, drill, enjoy.