Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Dual boot on dell 500m (Mandrake 9.2/WinXP Pro)
- On Wednesday 05 November 2003 05:25, prima6 wrote:
> Hi I've just purchased an Inspiron 500m. It came with WinXP HomeMake /home a separate partition so if you upgrade your Linux installation
> 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)
> Partition allocations:
> 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?
sometime in the future you can keep your personal stuff intact.
> > Partition allocations:I'd suggest you use a journalling filesystem rather than ext2. Whatever
> > 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?
distribution you install should have several, e.g. ext3, reiserfs, xfs.
A journalling filesystem will slightly deteriorate your laptop's
performannce, but the benefits outweigh this in my opinion.
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