Rebuilding a system, thoughts on partitions...
I have an old computer (p2-350 w/256MB RAM) and I currently have SUSE 9.2 installed. It runs fine, but a bit slow in KDE 3.3. I am planning on reinstalling and getting things setup "right".
So, to start, I want to repartition my hard drives. My thought was, seeing I have a 6gig and 12gig hard drive on the box, that I could setup the following:
hda1 = 512MB swap
hda2 = 5.5GB root for distro 1
hdb1 = 6GB root for distro 2
hdb2 = 6GB root for distro 3
I think that gives me enough space to play around with different distros. I know that I will keep one partition for SUSE 9.2 and I am looking to install Slackware 10.1 tonight.
I guess I have two questions. The first is, can I have just one swap partition no matter how many distros. I figure I can point all of them to the same swap space and not worry about it, since I will only boot one of them at a time. Is this a correct assumption?
The second question is, with swap space, is it better to have this at the beginning of a drive or not? Pros, cons?
Ok, one more question...does this setup seem to be reasonable for what I plan on doing? Just wanting to check my thinking to make sure this plan is something I should go ahead with.
Thanks in advance,