Posted 11 April 2007 - 10:45 AM
Instead of going through the trouble of resizing the partition, I would just leave it at 31gb for the home.
Unless your going to be downloading a lot of music, movies, or distributions, it is unlikely that you will be using that much space.
I've only allocated 20gb for Xandros. (60gb in a Fat32 partition shared between OSes), and a grand total of 6gb for Ubuntu, or any other distro I try.
You can put Linux on an extended/Logical partition. See below.
[NTFS] Windows C:\ 108gb
Extended -> [root] 4gb, [home] 30gb]
[Fat32 shared] 2gb
That will allow you to have a Fat32 shared drive, to transfer files back to Windows easily. Only a few Linux distros support writing to NTFS (XP default), and it is still a little risky to do so.
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