Actually i do not know why people like to use Partition Magic to setup all linux partitions. You are very well off with disk druid or fdisk of whatever you prefer to use. The only reason to actually use PM is to create a separate partition to install linux into if you do not have one, then, it might make sence.
So if you do have a empty partition, go ahead with installation and do not read further.
If you want a new partition:
create a new one using PM (or whatever) out of your free space.
Format in FAT/FAT32.
Thats it you are done, proceed with Linux install you will need to configure partitions from there, most distros have good support for it.
I specifically do not recommend setting up linux-specific partitions with PM linux itself has very good tools for it.
Last edited by Mikhail_16; 10-30-2003 at 04:49 PM.