I've given this much thought and here's how I'll partiton my 2 60gig hds on the 8890 in RAID-O.
3 gig - WinXP primary (NTFS) - Program Files elsewhere
3 gig - WinXP secondary (NTFS) - minimial install, used for ghosting primary XP
1 gig - Win98 (Fat32) - For old games
.5 gig - Win95 (Fat) - For very old games and just to have it
10 gig - Red Hat 9.0 - For work and fooling around
16.5 gig - Applications (Fat32) - Program Files / Development Apps
15 gig - Storage (Fat32) - Essential drivers / System files / Backup images / WinXP i386 directory
24 gig - Games (Fat32) - Games for both linux, 98se and XP
20 gig - Games (NTFS) - Games for XP only
10 gig - Downloads (Fat32) - Downloaded file Storage
15 gig - Media Drive (Fat32) - for pictures movies and music files
I'll use OSL2000 Boot Manager to install all the different OSes, it's freeware and easy to use (www.osloader.com
I also use DrvImagerXP (http://www.softnews.ro/public/cat/13/2/13-2-39.shtml
) which is freeware and its used to ghost my XP setup when it's working smoothly so I have a way to quickly re-install XP when things go bonkers (which they always do) that way I'll still have all my proggies on other hds.
My goal is to use as much freeware / opensource software as I possibly can on my computer. I don't want bloatware / spyware / adware / or insane startup programs. WinXP, fine but for text editing Gvim, webbrower-mozilla/opera,Gaim, f-prot (free dos antivirus), openoffice, putty, ghostview (for acrobat viewer), filzip (for winzip), etc, etc.
Looking for free graphic viewer, mp3player, realplayer replacement, dvd viewer, and explorer replacement.