NTFS for XP is very propriatory (of course M$). Even PM 7 is seen
having trouble working with it. My suggestion to you would be
to get rid of that partition (infact get rid of XP if possible), create
at least 3 primary + 1 extended using any dos floppy drive, and
then go about installing whatever you want.
If I am not wrong, you can boot your computer with PM. If so,
then installation becomes easier.
If you are willing to do that, then here is some suggestion. Have
at least one FAT32 partition, that way you can read it and most
importantly write to it. It facilitates data tx between xp and linux.
Linux 's ability to write to NTFS is still in it's infancy and is still in
primitive state. It can read NTFS but not write to it. And as fas as
XP is concerned, Linux can't read XP NTFS partitions yet.
For Linux to read NTFS, the support needs to be built into kernel.
It's important to note that even though NTFS name remains same
the NTFS used by NT and 2k are different than that used by XP.
NTFS used by XP is supposed to be more secure (whatevern it
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