I'm looking seriously at replacing win XP with Ubuntu. I don't really do anything that Linux may not run from what I can tell. I have an older system 700mhz and only a 20GB HD. The HD is partitioned (via partition magic) 3 ways roughly c=9GB/d=7GB/e=3GB. Currently windows is on C (obviuosly) D is my file storage drive and e is pretty much unused.
When installing Linux how does this affect the existing partitions? From reading the forums here it will format the one it's installed on and it's not a good idea to use multiple partitions.
1 Will Linux give me the option to reset my partitions so it will fit on one of them or will I have to organise this with partition magic first?
2 If I'm to replace xp does that mean i'll have an entirely free C drive afterwards. how much of my xp settings will Linux adopt? Should I transfer Linux to C somehow? Have I missed something major here.
3 What's the best way to go about getting rid of xp and how much will I need to backup/make a note of first? eg email address book etc.