Dual booting with a ghosted XP
I am completely new to Linux but can see that there is a lot to offer and I like it! :D
I hope that this hasn't been posted already, but if it has please point me to it!
I have a laptop with no floppy, (a DVD writer) that came with XP Pro installed. The problem is i haven't got the XP disc but the ghosted version of it (on DVD) as it left the factory.
I used a Maxtor utility to wipe and partition the drive so I could partition it to make it run a bit more swiftly.
Now, i want to dual boot with Linux. :D
I plan to use Ubuntu as i like it and it seems like a good beginners choice.
If i stick the install disc in and it discovers i already have an OS on there will it set itself up in the other partition currently labelled "D" within Windows? I know that this isn't a primary partition and therefore cannot boot from it, but can I leave XP as it is and "play" around with the spare drive?
Thanks in advance