hard drive partition(s) ????
so, my new hard drive arrived yesterday. but i was so busy dealing with a sick computer, i could not do anything other than visually inspect it. now that my computer is well again, i can think about my new "toy". since i have never dealt with the software side of a new build before, i need to know about this. do i install an o.s. first, then partition the hard drive? of partition it, then the o.s.? actually, now that i think about that, i can not really hide the o.s. in a partition, or the computer will not be able to use it. right? so how and what do i do to create a rescue partition? i was also thinking i might do a partition for photos. or is my thinking that a virus will not cross a partition completely wrong?