I'm installing Ubuntu, and I'm lost. Its my first time using linux and attempting to install it, and I have no idea what to do or whats going on.... I'm trying to set up a dual boot with win XP. I wiped everything off and slapped XP in its own partition. I'm using a raid 0 setup and I don't know where to go from there. If I reboot with the iso in, its get to the partition manager, and it doesn't recognize my raid set up. It recognizes the scsi disks but none of the other information. So I go to software raid setup, and it tells me there are no linux raid partitions... If I go to make a partition, it tells me I only have 350 megs free space, when I actually have 160 gigs available. If I select one of the scsi drives, it warns me that it will erase all partition data, and I can't do that because I need my window's partition. So I went back to XP and I created a partition but I didn't format. I was then able to select that partition with the partition manager (no idea if it was actually "raided"), and set it up as a raid 0, but that was as far as I got. When I selected save partition and write data, it doesn't do anything, the same screen pops up. I got it to have an bolt and a smilie next to my device, but that was it. What does the bolt and smilie mean? Do I want my linux partition to be boot flagged (I would assume so)? What am I doing wrong? What else do I have to do? And what is an LVM? And what are the different formats that pop up in the partition types, they were something "journalers?" Sorry, I'm reinstalling XP because my last attempt fried my NTloader. So I can't recall the exact names. Any help or suggestions to help a complete linux newbe out?