Another dual boot question
Hey everyone. I searched around the forums, but was unable to find an answer to this (close, but not quite!). Right now, on my Dell Inspiron 9100 laptop I have a 55.8 GB hard drive, with 17 GB free (should be more soon...going to get an external HD to dump stuff to - any reccomendations?).
Anyways, I would like to know if it is possible to dual boot some linux distro onto it without loosing any of my data, or my current windows install. I believe right now it is just one large partition, as that is how dell ships it.
If it is possible, how would I go about doing it? Is it just as easy as putting another partition on there? How large should that partition be to allow me to continue to be able to download files without running out of space in either windows or linux?
Thats all that I can think of right now, but I am sure there are some that I am missing. :)
Thanks in advance for any help!