ok first, i read the sticky from a while back explaining how to go through the install but i have tried to digest so much info over the past 2 days my brain is about to explode. I followed some of the links to the linux sites and after many hours of reading the benefits of several, i decided on SUSE 10.0 And ill put my questions in a number order that way you can easily see my ?'s and answer them without having to go through it in a paragraph only to reread it. Here goes..... 1: can I/should I use FDISK to make a partition set aside for this linux O/S. Ive heard of partition magic, but i dont have it, and quite frankly dont want to spend the dough on it. i DO have FDISK. 2: if i can use FDISK, can I just add to what partitions i already have on my drive? btw(i already have a small partition of 4 gigs set aside for back up of my xp os with basic stuff in case something takes a dump on me. This came with my comp; the company did this for me and id like to keep it). 3: on their websites they say you can make an ISO image to a cd yada yada, fine. Do i have to? can i just use a single dvd instead of 5 cds? If im putting it on the hard drive do i need to even do this image thing? 4: this should have been ? #3 but anyways, can i use any FDISK version? thanks for any replies and help Im excited about trying this but its hard decifering the process of getting off on the right foot.