I am adding a secondary hard drive to my dell tower. I am wanting to duel boot Windows XP and Slackware Linux. I currently have only Windows XP on my computer, but I am not sure what formating it has on it.
My question is: what format should I use on the secondary drive for Linux? Does it need to be the same as the format on the primary drive?
Another option you might want to consider depending on your resources is running virtualbox www.virtualbox.org which can run linux within your XP installation. If you are running a celeron processor with 512mb of ram it would not be recommended. If you are unsure if your system could handle it you can try it since the software is free.
I have been running Virtualbox for my linux OS on Windows 7 for several months now without a problem.