The plan is... WinXP and SUSE 10.1 dual boot
Okay I have the following hard drives to work on as a blank(ish) canvas
(I've used linux style volume labels under WinXP)
(disk 1) HDA - 40GB
partioned as -> HDA1 - 40GB
(disk 2) HDB- 160GB
partioned as -> HDB1 - 160GB (presently contains ~30GB backup of the rest of the PC)
(disk 0) SDA - 80GB
partioned as -> SDA1 - 80GB (presently split into 4 primary partitions of ~20GB each, but I plan to wipe them out and restart for the Linux install))
The idea is to put a fresh install of WinXP on HDA1 and SUSE on SDA1, leaving the 160G drive as a shared space in FAT32.
Note: SDA1 isn't actually a SCSI drive it's hung off a SIlicon Image ATA/133 controller (supports upto 4 IDE drives)
I've used LILO (on a floppy) before to dual boot between SUSE and Win2K, so I'm not a complete newbie :-) but it was quite a while ago... so I need a bit of a refresher on the best way to partition up the Linux drive.
Linux partitions... as best I can remember
/boot - SDA1 - 100M (to ensure it's within 1024 block limit ?)
/ (root) - SDA2 - ~20G
swap - SDA3 - 1G (double the installed memory)
/usr - SDA4 - ~45G
/var - SDA5 - ~10G
/tmp - SDA6 - ~200M
/home (~60G) can go on HDB (the 160G drive) if I split that into at least 2 partitions.
Hows that look? alternate suggetions please :-)