ohh.. thank you for this..
one question. I use partition magic on my system. I built my pc myself here are my specs.
AMD +6000 X2 CPU
8800 gt gfx card
Asus M2N-E Mobo
2 300GB 7400 16mb cach hard drives.
2gb ddr2 800 ram corsair
I have windows xp pro installed on hard drive #1 on a 20mb partition. i have a partition for games and software. on hard drive #2 I have a partition for my documents and a partition for itunes... I will create a partition for ubuntu on the 2nd hard drive but i dont know what file format to make it or maybe i dont need to worry about that?? will ubuntu just fill in free space with a partition? partition magic does have a few options for linux but i dont know which to use.. fat, fat 32, ntfs, linux ext2, linux ext3, linux swap