I want to partition my hard drive in my Dell machine to get an ext3 partions - I want to dual boot in linux. I will be using partition magic to do this as I have used this previously.
However the last time I undertook any partitioning was a couple of years ago so I need a refresher on the 2 'extra' partitions on my harddrive.
The attached image shows my current harddrive via winXP computer management.
Q - What purpose do the FAT and FAT32 partitions have?
Q- Can I merge these in with the c drive prior to partitioning?
Thanks for some 'illumination' :-)