For Christmas, I got a 16 gb flash drive to experiment with a few Linux systems. I tried Ubuntu, Puppy Linux, Slacko Pup, and Linux Mint 14. Also a little bit of openSuse, but not a lot. My questions is I have a 160 gb hard drive, only 134 not taken up by Widnows. I, from the list above, decided I loved Linux Mint. I want to create a partition, small enough to fit Linux Mint on it, but not to take up too much space. I would just use my main partition for files and programs. So, how large must this partition be? Also, what default programs can I delete to save even more space? And, also if it's not too much trouble, how would I create this partition on the Linux Mint and do the installation process, or would I have to switch to my Widnows to do this, since I mainly run off the USB? Thank you so much, if there is any other distro you think I should try, I will gladly experiment!