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recommended I partion my drive like,
"80 gb drive
1 pri partition 30MB mounted as /boot (so lilo will boot) ext2 or ext3 format)
2 pri partition 67 GB mounted as / (ext2 or ext3 format)
3 pri partition 10 GB fat32 C: for windows
4 extended partition (256 MB)
5 256 MB Linux swap partition in extended partition" - Does it (4th, extended partion) encapsulate the remaining (Swap) into a logical partition? Since each drive can have 4 primary, why can't I just put the 256Mb swap partion as the 4th primary?
Aside from this, would anyone advise me on having a 1024Mb slack which would be on top of a 333 2700 512Mb DDR SDRAM(for a combined total of 1536 Mb available as VIRTUAL memory)? - how much would 1536Mb virtual Ram equate to in real terms?
What's the maximum in Mb that you can have in slack space- if big enough, then put on extended partion, logical drive due to 1024 matter. Say for example, what would the performance benefits be for a 4096Mb slack with 512Mb 2700 DDR SDRAM be on logical drive? And how would this compare to say 4x512Mb 2700 DDR SDRAM at 2048Mb 333 RAM with 512Mb slack space?
Note: my board can hold up to 3Gb of 333 2700 DDR SDRAM.