Ok, so it's time to reinstall XP on my netbook. Poor thing is slowing down a lot. I'm not a big linux fan (too much of a pain in the *** for me) but figured I would give this new Ubuntu 11.04 a chance. So I want to do a dual boot. I tried running Ubuntu in a virtual machine...the problem: my little netbook can't handle running an OS in a virtual mahcine, lol. So what I need to know is how to do this dual boot. Windows will be my main OS. Now before we move on, here's one more thing. When running Ubuntu in my virtual machine, I got an error message saying I do not have the hardware specs to run Unity and that I need to run classic linux. I have no idea what features this means i'm missing out on in the new Ubuntu. So a little help there too, maybe. It may be the deciding factor as to whether or not I dual boot Xp and Ubuntu. I have the XP reinstall disk and the ISO for the new Ubuntu. So far, that's as far as i've gotten, lol. My netbook: MSI Wind U100 1.6gHz (easily overclockable to 1.9 at the press of a button) 2GB RAM 120GB HDD Thanks for the help guys! I know I threw out a lot of questions here, but hopefully you'll bear with me. Just keep in mind i've never used linux before. My ex-wife loved it but I never could get the hang of it...trying one more time on my own machine to give me more time to learn it.