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chittnp

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Im building a dual boot system, and I was thinking of using one of the western digital raptor drives for my OS's and applications. Its going to be WIN XP Pro and Gentoo, and I was wondering if the 36GB raptor would be big enough, or if I should go with the bigger (74GB) drive.
 

DarkArctic

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A 37GB hard drive will be large enough to dual boot. Windows tends to be around a 2GB install and Linux is around the same depending on what you've installed. The largest I've seen a fresh Linux install be was 4GB. It really depends on what you plan to do with your system. If you plan to install a bunch of games then I may opt for the larger disk, but if it's generally fooling around then I think you'd be fine with 37GB you have planned now. Think of what you plan to do with it and consider it accordingly. :)

-DarkArctic
 
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chittnp

chittnp

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well, I want to set up apache and an FTP server, mainly so I can learn about all that and linux at the same time. alos in an unrelated question, is there a program like apache that will run in a linux enviornment? or will apache run in both?
 

DarkArctic

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Apache originally started out in a Unix environment and has been able to run in Linux for a long time now so you shoul have no problems running that. Also having just a server box shouldn't take up much room at all so you should be good for space and have plenty left over.

-DarkArctic