I am wanting to go back to dual booting Windows 7 and Linux. (I'm not sure if I'll be going with Ubuntu or openSUSE yet, bcuz I want the interface openSUSE has, which I think is Gnome 3.2.1)
My drives are: 750GB Boot Drive 32GB SSD (used for cache) 500GB Storage Drive
I have not used a ssd for caching with Linux before. I am also using the software that came with the ssd, which I believe only runs through Windows. I think I might have to use Intel's SRT that comes on my motherboard (so it runs through the BIOS) in order to use that. But my main concern is, what is the best way to partition my drives. It's suggesting me to repartition my windows drive to 600gb or so, which leaves me with NO space left on the Windows side. These are the screenshots:
How much space is really needed for the Linux side? I'll mostly just use it for web browsing, documents, and a few other apps. My Windows side is where I do my graphics in Photoshop and gaming.
I also hear having it's own /Home partition is smarter if I need to reinstall anytime down the road.
And do I need Linux partitions on my storage drive? I only use it for downloads and movies. Can Linux read the files on that drive? (its NTFS) Bcuz there isn't enough room to repartition it.
I know this was a bit long, and thank you so much for your help. I really need it lol