I want to install Linux and see how I like it, and keep my Windows XP while I learn Linux. Should I install to my external hard drive, to avoid any "loss of XP" issues? If so, how do I go about that process? I put in the Slackware9.1 boot disc 1, but I honestly had no idea what I was looking at, so I rebooted without the disc into the relative comfort of XP. I decided to seek advice before going through with the install, as I am not too familiar with the way Linux creates and manages partitions.