I have an odd disk structure as follows... Primaray IDE; Master - 9.54 GB ( C: ) NTFS (disk 0) Slave - 6.38 GB ( D: ) NTFS, 6.34 GB (unallocated), 25.55 GB ( E: ) NTFS. I want to dual boot with linux for experimental reasons. That is to say, I want to know a little about it. I Have XP Pro installed on drive D:, and XP has it's documents folders on C:. Drive d: has been imaged to be reinstalled easily, and with my docs on drive C: I don't loose data when I do it. This leaves me with a 25.55 GB partition in NTFS to install linux to. I would very much like to retain the ntfs structure, as I would like both O/s's to have access to each others files. (like I said, it's an experiment). Could somebody tell me, what is my best course of action? In other words, which linux best suits (if any), do I need a boot manager (any one in particular?) and is there anything special I need to do to get this running? But more importantly, Can it be done???