Originally Posted by amitpah
How do I format that partition. Should I do that from WINDOWS? I have WINDOWS Vista running but I desperately need Linux. A detailed help on formatting will be appreciated.
How did you install Linux the first time??? When you run through the installer, you will (at some point), hit a section that will ask you how you want to carve up the disk. Your Windows partition will be on that list, along with your Linux partitions. You'll have an option to leave some partitions alone, or to format them. This varies from distribution to distribution.