21703Dual boot on dell 500m (Mandrake 9.2/WinXP Pro)
- Nov 4, 2003Hi I've just purchased an Inspiron 500m. It came with WinXP Home
which I removed and did a clean install of Win XP Pro.
Hard disk size 60GB.
I plan to use BootIt NG to partition and set up the boot partitions
for the dual boot.
Is there any one who has done a similar setup before and who has
documented the procedure? I've never messed with linux before,
although i am familiar with unix.
I plan to partition as follows:
Memory : 256MB (single slot, to upgrade to 768MB)
Disk space: 60GB HDD
Available : 55.8 GB
Free space : 52.0 GB (after WinXP Pro installed)
Windows XP Pro : 25 GB (NTFS)
Linux : 15 GB (EXT2)
Swap : ~1 GB (it's a bit much I know, prolly 768MB)
File Share: 15 GB (FAT32)
Does that look ok? Anything else I should watch out for or plan
before the partition/install?
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