davexnet, it kind of sounds like you're going out of your way, entering your 'minimal' Linux install, to play and share Music when; you have two Win OS's from which it seems more logical to play your Music ?
It's good to install PCLinuxOS in any form, just to play around however, it is always a learning experience, please don't take me the wrong way. Whatever you do has its advantages, and disadvantages, and I think µT6, and Just17 have covered your options. My main concern seems to be 'Space.'
Without knowing how large the Linux partition is
, and how much Media you intend to place there, it's hard to know what to recommend. Suppose personally I wouldn't store 'Music' on a little Linux partitition, rather leaving breathing space for System Updates
; storing Music, Media, etc., on a larger Volume. Just my two cents.
Have fun any how !
I set up PCLOS on an existing Windows PC and I did the most basic
Linux install, two partitions, one swap partition and another for the OS and all the home locations.