I've got win xp installed on my c: drive and wish to install the ubuntu version of linux on it. Now I've got 2 drives c: and d: with ntfs format and I've also got partition magic. So I've decided to split my d: drive in 2 partitions: 1 gb partition for ubuntu and the remaining for winxp. Now can someone tell me what shud be the format for the 1 gb partition for ubuntu, I mean shud it be in ntfs, fat,... or something else. Also if I split my d: drive using partition magic will it erase all the data on it, so shud I first copy everything on my d: drive to my c: drive and then split it? Now once I've got my 1 gb of free disk space do I just boot from my ubuntu cd and do a fresh install on it?