(Sorry for the somewhat cumbersome title) Got Windows XP running on my primary HD, and I use my older HD for file backup (both NTFS). My backups run automatically at nights (basically using file copying). Now I want to turn the older HD to be Linux based (entirely), and boot from it. Yet, I still want to be able to run the backups - assuming that Windows will be running most of the time, and particularly run the backup. So: 1. What's the easiest way to make Windows recognize the directories on the Linux HD? 2. I can afford to spend 10GB for the Linux installation. I guess I will not install Linux fully, but reduce some features. Is there an optimal distribution for this limitation? BTW, I have Fedora at work, but I see that many here like Ubuntu (and I know it's popular). D.