Originally posted by darin3200
If you only have one harddrive you would have to either
1. Using a partitioning tool on a linux cd, and wipe the drive clean, reinstall winxp one part and linux on the other and then if you didn't like linux just turn the linux partition into windows space.
This is only true if you have only one partition in the only harddrive. If you already have more than one partitions in your harddisk, say C: and D:, you could simply move all your data in D: to C:, then turn D: into a linux partition(can be done during installation of linux) and install linux there.
It helps others to help you if they have more information about your computer. So please help others to help you by giving more information about your computer, such as the partition table of your harddisk.
Welcome to the linux world!