I'm currently running Windows XP on and AMD 64 with a 200 GB SATA hard drive. I would like to install Linux on a 20 GB partition, leaving what i already have installed on the remaining 180 GB, leaving that untouched. I have the install disks for Mandrake 10, but i'm not quite sure how to go about this. Any material i've found so far only addresses going from 98 or earlier. I tried doing this before on an older laptop (20 GB IDE, Pent III, WIndows XP) and it worked mostly, i could not connect to the internet though. My main concern are what risks am i facing if itry this, and how should i set up the directories on the linux partition? This is something i have not understood very well from what i've read. Help is appreciated.