I partitioned my hard disk (Quantum Fireball Plus AS 20GB - 7200RPM) into 5 partitions:
1st (Primary - 5.8GB): Windows XP
2nd (Primary - 2.6GB): Ext3
3rd (Primary - 3.9GB): Windows 98
4th (Logical - 3.9GB): FAT32
5th (Logical - 3.9GB): Ext3 (the place where I installed UT2003)
Regarding the swap space, do you mean the Linux Swap partition which is optional to create? If yes, I didn't create it due to space limitation. Is this the reason why UT2003 takes forever to load a level?