I finished the rebuilt last night but with all components being new and unfamiliar I'll run a full system check before I switch it on. If all goes well I will then have the unmitigated fun of doing a complete software installation on it - something I will not be looking forward to. Just installing XP from original disks and getting it up to SP2 standard is going to be a heap load of fun.. bones -----Original Message----- From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mike Lucas Sent: 13 October 2007 22:05 To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Upgrade update Bones I have PCLinuxOS running fine in a 20 GB partition. This should be sufficient for most common distros. I would suggest leaving some unallocated space with fdisk when you format/install Windows, although you can shrink an existing Windows partition afterwards to create space with the Linux partition tool parted (or qparted/gparted, depending on distro). Mike L bones wrote: > A > question for Mike is what would be a decent size to reserve - and can > this be set aside using FDisk?