Thanks a _lot_ Happyrck, those guides were very useful (not actually finished reading them yet though. I'm getting there)!
I don't feel like it's worth starting a new topic for, so I guess i'll ask another question here...
Once I have my computer up and running again, i'll want some good free maintenance programs. Things like defraggers and that sort of think. Anyone mind running me up a list of what they think might be useful for me to have?
EDIT: Okay, reading further on that page, it seems the order the partitions are created in matters for how fast the stuff on that drive can be accessed. (First partitions created go on the outside of the physical drive, and go inwards with each consecutive partition?)
So my thoughts here are
1. OS - Windows
2. OS - Linux
3. Games (I do a lot of gaming)
4. Other (apps and stuff I guess)
5. Extra (I guess i'd put things like the install exe's and stuff in here. Just tiddly bits)
6. Music (Slowest part of the HDD, music doesn't exactly need to be accessed really quickly, and no matter where the music is on the HDD, it's not going to give me like 2 second lag between songs in iTunes.
I was just wondering, should I have a seperate partition for Linux apps? Or what?
I'm thinkin 20gb to each OS, 60-65gb to games (I don't own that many games, but i'm upgrading my computer this year, and will be getting things like Crysis, UT3, etc. They will take up a lot of room, yeah?), 30gb to the 'other', 15-20gb to the'extra' and about 35gb to music. I have a '200'gb HDD, but the real capacity is something like 187gb or something.
FURTHER EDIT: Hrm, i'm going to install Windows 98 SE as well on another partition. This one will be solely as a backup incase something goes horribly wrong with XP or Linux or something. I don't think i'd need to give this more than 2-3gb, as nothing extra would be added. What do you think of this?
EVEN FURTHER EDIT: Yeah, I keep reading more into it. Seems that if I have a 98SE partition, it has to be FAT32 (I knew it'd have to do that) But that restricts heaps of access between fAT32 and NTFS.... SO I'd need to make all my partitions FAT32 in order for it all to work and blah. screw that idea =p.
Anyways, i'm gonna take some questions about partitioning for Linux to the 'other operating systems' topic or whatever.
Edited by Seltox, 10 January 2008 - 01:21 PM.