Switching to Hardy from XP
I have been trying Ubuntu on my old laptop and as dual boot on my desktop. I have finally decided to switch to Hardy 8.04.
I am no expert at linux so I want some help deciding. I have an old laptop (linux only, 40gb) for testing, a Thinkpad (XP will move to Vista and ubuntu dual boot later) and a Desktop (XP, for now switching to ubuntu)
Currently I have removed my dual boot linux from desktop. On the desktop I have 3 hdd with total of 4 partitions 200gb, 120gb, and 30/30gb(NTFS). 2 external drives 200gb (NTFS). When I switch to Hardy I will create a /Home on its own partition, how big should this partition be? and what about the rest of the partition?
As of now most of the drives are almost full so I can't move data to other drive to switch from NTFS to what ever. Can Hardy read/write to NTFS or should I switch them later on?? If yes to what?? FAT32?? ext2?? 3?? I want to be able to read and write to this partition from ubuntu and XP or vista.
I ask bcuz I was able to look at the data from ubuntu while back but not read or write.
IBM Thinkpad T60P
Intel Core2Duo 2Ghz, 2GB Ram, 256MB ATI MOBILITY FIRE GL V5250, 15.4 W SXGA+/ TFT, 100GB 7200RPM, DVD-RAM-+R/RW/DL
Win XP Pro