I've been searching the web for information, and the tutorials I've found all look to be out of date by quite a few years.
What I want, simply:
1) Linux first (unless that's not a good idea?) -- EXT3, single primary partition
2) Linux swap
3) Windows 98/XP - single primary partition, but two logical partitions The Win98 would be FAT32, and the Win XP would be NTFS (Is THAT possible? Or do both have to be FAT32 in a dual boot arrangement?)
4) The rest of the disk as a huge data storage space (extended partition)
There are some technical questions I can't find any answers for at all. What is a good size for the swap partition? Is it better to locate the swap partition 'near' the Linux OS partition on the disk? Or someplace else? Maybe first thing on the disk? Can the bootloader GRUB run from the Linux partition without needing a special partition of its own as some bootloaders do?
Thanks for any help or pointers to up to date step-by-step instructions.
Edited by Alchemist, 11 April 2007 - 05:52 PM.