So it's an "empty partition"? That's a common mistake. What I do is to remove that empty partition so I have free and open unpartitioned space so most Linux installers will see it and use that empty space. I can't count how many times people partition the space ahead of time and trip themselves up.
Hopefully someone here can help me out with this. I have an 80 gig HDD. I have a 20 gig partition for windows, a 40 gig partition for programs and storage and a non-formatted remainder. I want to install ubuntu on the empty partition but when I went to do that, the partition editor in ubuntu says that my second partition (programs and storage) is not primary. So I can't install linux on the empty partition. So I guess I need to reformat the storage partition and make it primary. Is this possible using the windows disk? I'm don't remember an option to make a partition primary or not. Anyone know?
Also, I thought I would take an image of the storage partition before I reformat it. Once I change it to primary, can I simply apply that image to it and have it still work properly? I would be using Acronis TrueImage.
The version of Linux is ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake)