I have 1 hard drive with 2 partitions: C: and E:. Windows XP is installed on C, while E is used to store music, images, etc. I want to install Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon 64-bit alongside Windows. I want to shrink the C partition to make room for Linux.
Do I have to create a
/home partition, seeing that I already have E? If so, how big should it be?
Alternatively, could I set E (which is formatted in NTFS, by the way) to be
/home without losing the data, i.e. without formatting it?
Also, what size would you recommend I make root, and where should I install the boot loader?
The following information should help:
size used free File system C 292GB 169GB 123GB NTFS E 638GB 414GB 223GB NTFS
Those partitions take the whole disk.