Hello, everybody, this is my first post here
I am new to Linux, although I have a Mandrake linux installed. My basic OS is Windows XP, but I still wish to switch to Linux.
I had some problems with Mandrake ( messed up the xorg.conf, could not get my i-net working ), so I decided to move to Ubuntu 6.10.
Since I've made my decision I've read many articles referred to Ubuntu and I think I could cope with it.
But my problem is I have never installed an OS before, even Windows.
I have a HDD, which is partitioned in this way
. There is the Mandrake installed.
My questions is - how to remover Mandrake, without harming Windows or the other local discs, that contain some information, that is valuable to me.
I wonder if ubuntu will auto-detect that there is a Linux installed. And if I manage to replace Mandrake with Ubuntu, what about the boot-loader? I have a LiLo now. Should I install another one, or can I keep it?
And last question - should I configure the xorg.conf by myself or it will be automatically configured?
I know that most of the questions are typical for a newbie, yet I apologize myself. I just seek some knowledge about getting my PC to work in an alternative way ^^
Btw, I am not sure that this is the right place for the topic. If it isn't, please do not delete it, just move it somewhere. Thank you in advance