Just getting started again
I tried to install Linux (Red Hat) previously on my old machine. Long story short --- it didn't work. I have a new machine that I built and would like to try again with Ubuntu. I recall in my experience with Red Hat that picking a place to install the bootloader and whether to use LILO or GRUB was a serious issue in that doing this incorrectly could hose my MBR and render me incapable of booting into Windows. Is this still a concern with Ubuntu? My situation is: I have a 200 GB hdd on which I have created 40 GB of unallocated space on which I would like to install Ubuntu. I have downloaded the 64 bit AMD distro. I have looked at a lot of info on dual booting, but most of it concerns situations not quite like mine. Any input would be appreciated. I would really rather not follow the advice I saw on the video with the two guys in a garage who said they would show me how set up a dual boot, but at the same time promised that my machine would get "seriously hosed". They were interesting people, and the video was entertaining, but I would like to do this without getting "seriously hosed".