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partition order

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on July 22, 2006 07:19 PM
Currently have my system dual booted XP/Ubuntu (new to Linux) but need to reinstall XP on account of issues so have been giving some thought to partition schemes. Is there any performance to be gained in which partitions are created first? I know it's always best to install windows before linux BUT is it more important to say have your linux swap file before your windows program partitions etc. or does it not matter? At the moment am considering a RAID 1 of two 160GB this way:

XP – NTFS, 20GB
XP Programs – NTFS, 40GB
Linux Swap, 2GB
Ubuntu – EXT3, 20GB
Linux Programs – EXT3, 20GB
Shared – FAT32, 58GB

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