I have just bought a new 80 GB hard disk and would like to have some opinions and suggestions on partitioning scheme. This is what I intend to do. 10 GB FAT32 (main installations) 10 GB FAT32 (data and misc installations) 12 GB FAT32 (music, accessible from all OS) 12 GB FAT32 (music, accessible from all OS) 10 GB PCQ Linux 2004 (based on Fedora Core 1, personal preference, http://www.pcquest.com) 10 GB Debian (on strong recommendation from some experienced users) 10 GB Suse (or may be any other, please recommend) 6 GB Wastage (its never 80 GB :roll: ) -- 80 GB TOTAL == I have following quesries: 1. What partitions should I create for using Linux distros the way I want to use? 2. Can there be only one swap and one boot partition amongst all distros? 3. Can GRUB handle so many OS? I guess it can. 4. Can I create one common partition for all Linux data, accessible from all distros? 5. In future, if I want to replace one distro with another, will it be possible? For example, Mandrake in place of Suse. 6. Should I leave some space for GNU/Herd? Is it coming any time soon? If yes, I will not install Suse. I am not a total newbie to partitioning. But so far I have handled hard disks with only one Linux distro dual booting with Win98SE (having 3 partitions). But with the luxury of 80GB, I intend to have a look at some more distros Please guide me generally, give me tips and point out the pit falls that I should avoid. Thanks.