The Tech Wizard
Okay, what's a hot swap?You can boot direct to the Ubuntu Live CD and use it that way if you like, but it's extremely slow running it off the CD..................
Ubuntu and XP play very well together, but I'm also running 2 different drives (hot swap)
One thing to watch for though, with Ubuntu you might run into problems loading the Nvidia drivers (or even Ubuntu its self) with 8800GT cards. I have to load it in the video safe mode and then use Envy to get the video drivers to load correctly.
I could just take the main drive out and put in a formatted drive. well not physicaly take it out, just remove connections.
I did that to clean out the other drives. I have 5 drives from other machines, they are anywhere from 40 gig to 200 gig drives, too small for the new machine to use, some are PATA and others are SATA.
I just got the files off that I needed and then a quick format.
So, I was thinking just to use one of those for Ubuntu.
Never used a Linux OS and wanted something else to learn and play with......who knows I may like it better than MS...in some ways
Maybe even a game server