Linux+Partition Magic 7.0 Questions
I am going to install Linux Mandrake 7.1 on my system and multi boot that with Windows ME and Windows 2000. Im using Partition magic pro 7.0 to format one of my hard drives. I have 2 physical hard drives, both are 30gig a peice, one of the 30gig is partitioned into a 10gig and 20gig. I planned on installing linux on the 10gig partition. Windows ME is already on the 30gig HDD and I plan on install Windows 2000 on the 20gig partition.
I also have Bootmagic 7.0, I'm hoping to use this to solve all of my multibooting problems I'm going to have. I know Windows doesn't like to play fair with other different OS's .
A few questions:
-Is the partition that I need to install linux called linux ext2?
-How many linux swap partitions do I need? I heard somewhere that it depends on how much RAM I have and to only make each of the swap partitions at most 128mb in size. I have 512mb of RAM, does this mean I make 4 swap partitions 128mb a peice?
Note: I am an extreme newbie when it comes to Linux I have never installed the OS before, I kind of looked at it while my Dad installed it on some computer, but thats the extent of my knolege on it.