hope you all enjoyed christmas and have the chance to relax a little before the hectics starts again.
I'm going to give away my "old" desktop box to my parents and plan to install Win XP and PCLOS Phoenix as dual boot.
Here's my plan for the installation on a single HDD with 250 GB:
1st partition: 50 GB for WinXP (primary) - NTFS
2nd partition: 2 GB for Linux Swap
3rd partition: 50 GB for PCLOS / and /home - ext4
4rd partition: rest for Data - NTFS, mount as /data
then, in /home/myfolder under PCLOS, set hard links to /data/user1/pictures, etc. and the same for the second and third user.
In Windows, I'ld create links to replace the folders "Documents", "Pictures", etc. for each user and point to the same folders as in PCLOS.
I'm not sure yet if I can convince my parents to use PCLOS, but they only do the standard tasks, i.e. internet, writing a letter, nothing they'ld need Win for. If, by any chance, they manage to ruin the PCLOS install (which I didn't), they could at least fall back to Win (with the same applications installed) until I can come and fix it.
Would you think this setup will work or am I completely nuts to try such a thing?
Thank you for your thoughts and hints.