i read somewhere u can only have 4 partitions on the HD.
I have 4G hd with 2 partitions
D: winnt NTFS
 If i install Linux i can only have 2 more partitions - root '/' and swap-partition. How can i then create the following:-
I am not sure if these are necessary but i read that they will save you alot of pain when you re-install Linux in the future as your personal software/files are in those partitions.