I've got one of those laptops (Acer Travelmate) that comes with Windows on a recovery partition and a few cd's, but no bootable windows installation cd. I'd like to format, and put linux on it.
1) If I remove the partition with windows installed on it (C:) and put linux in its place, but leave the recovery partition (D), will I be able to put windows back on at a later date?
2) Is it difficult to format only one partition into a linux file system while not destroying the other?
3) Is there anyway I can make an image of the windows recovery partition (D) so that if I accidentally destroy the partition during the linux install, I can simply recreate the partition and put the image back? If so, how?
I think thats it. Any help would be appreciated.