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I have decided I want to give linux a try on an older laptop I have. The laptop has a 55 GB hdd and 512 MB of RAM. As of ...
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    Tri/Quad Boot Partition Help


    I have decided I want to give linux a try on an older laptop I have. The laptop has a 55 GB hdd and 512 MB of RAM. As of right now I have XP installed on a 15 GB NTFS partition. I would like to install Mint 6, Fedora 10, and maybe Mandriva 2009 using the remaining 40 GB but need some suggestions on how to set up the partitions. I understand from what I have read that I need a 1 GB swap partition (2 * 512 MB) that can be shared by all the linuxes but I'm confused on the best way to set up the rest of the partitions. Suggestions, please?

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    The simplest thing for a new user to do is to install each distribution to one partition. There are a number of options and reasons for them but until you have some experience it would probably simplify the whole process for you doing it this way. And 1GB should be enough for swap.

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    Thanks. It all seems to be working.

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