Intel Pentium 4 630 3ghz EM64T
2 HDD - one is for Windows System + all my Program files and Documents it is SATA and NTFS- The other is for data that will need to be quickly destroyed if the FBI comes to my house(LOL), it is IDE but my PC treats it as a SCSI b/c it is in the my 3rd IDE port. My MOBO has support for 4SATA drives and 4(2 channels) of IDE. The SATA are treated as primary and secondary(with master and slave for each channel 2x2=4)
Anyway, I am going to purchase another HDD. An 80GB SATA drive. I want to install Ubuntu Linux on this b/c I want to teach myself more on Linux.
Anyway, I want to be able to choose which drive to boot to when I boot up my PC
Note: XP is already installed, Ubuntu is not yet.
I want boot up proccess to be simple. Just select XP or Ubuntu from a list.
BTW...the version of Ubuntu I want to install is 64bit b/c my CPU supports it (I know i tried the live CD)
How do I set this up(I dont need step by step for the Installation of Ubuntu if no-bizzare non-gui stuff is required)?
The new 80gb drive has not been partitioned or formated either, but Im just want it to be used as 1 volume.
Are any 3rd party appz required?
What I mean to ask is are there any steps required besides putting the Ubuntu CD in and installing it on this drive. Do I need to do anything FUNKY?
Does UBUNTU have the ability to partition/format a drive b4 the install like XP does?