Planning to reformat computer
Ok, on my HardDrive I have two partitions; one for linux (15GB) and one for windows (65GB). Now I want to reformat my computer... completely. With both partitions gone and both Windows and Linux gone.
Then after that, I want to reinstall both Windows and Mandriva Linux. But I want the partitions like this:
Windows files (whatever size is needed)
Linux files (whatever size is needed)
Files partition (the rest of hard drive)
I want to be able to access the files partition from both windows and linux. Just the necessary files for Windows and Linux to run are on the partitions respectively, but these files only. But I know that they both install their own directory system onto their own partitions.
What is the best way for me to reformat my entire computer, then set my computer to do what I want it to do? I have Mandriva 10.1 and Windows XP Home. Could anybody please give me detailed instructions on how to do each thing step by step?
Thank you so very very much.