What's the best way to partition my drive? I'm about to install a new 60GB hard drive and would like to know if its best to partition using the basic fdisk thing at the very start or to use Partition Magic after installing the operating system (Win98 SE). Thing is, I might want to adjust/resize the partitions later.
Fdisk is an old and crude tool which often gets the partition and sector boundaries wrong.
Although it's rare for this to cause later trouble, it will prevent Partition Magic from starting to operate if you adopt it in future, since that's programmed to refuse to operate if any data loss could be involved.
A wrong boundary can mean a file sitting across the boundary and that would cause it to be damaged when partitioning, hence the refusal.
Finally, an incorrect boundary can damage data and is the cause of many a mysterious minor corruption of files.
That evaluation version only allows you to practise the setting up to familiarise yourself with the procedure before attacking the hard drive for real. It will not apply the changes. For that you need to purchase the product.