So I have read up onsome partitioning. I have a questionthat I have not seen the answer to ( although I am sure it is here somewhere). I have not tried anything yet, butlater I am going to try to shrink my main partition. I want to have a separate partition to storedata and backups. I only have a 40GBhard drive, so I know I am limited already. However, Ubuntu does not seem to hog space like Windows XP did with allits updates.
Anyways, if I rungparted, and shrink the main parition to lets say around 30 GB. I know there is already, or should be, a swappartition. So, that would leave between9 and 10 GB.
My first questionis: Is that enough space? I know it is dependent on what I do. We want to at least temporarily save photosand movies until we can get them onto cd / dvd. They usually do not stay longer than a month without going onto sometype of permanent storage like a cd or dvd.
Second, do you haveto format the second partition or something else once I shrink the firstpartition? How is that done?