First off - where can I find the full, proper process to follow in preparing new HD - fdisk, defrag and all that?
Second - why partition? I'll install Win98. I will have a bit of documents and digital images. I get the idea I should install OS on first partition/drive. Do I install OS in another partition or just boot files (and how would I do that - just boot?) Install applications in another partition - how? Then use another partition for documents and image files. Should I have yet more partitions? I had a 40 GB HD and never filled it up before it crashed (2 - 4 years). I now have a 120 GB HD (it falls under that 136 (?) GB problem size) and want to understand partitioning before installing.
Third - can I do all the partitioning I need with this new install or do I need something like Partion Magic?
I anxiously await responses.