Originally Posted by argedion
How familiar are you with partitioning? Do make sure you have recent backups before going that route. Also with a wubi install if memory servers me you don't have to partition its only when you go to actually install it.
Originally Posted by OverByter
I thought that you might have one laying around, even with a laptop, you should be able to boot from an external, just have to change your bios settings. For partitioning I recommend Easus, used it on at least 6 drives without losing any files. Good luck, I think your gonna like it!
Well, I went for a wubi install.
Gonna mess about with this for a while, get things setup & get a feel for Linux. I'll partition and do a proper install a couple of weeks down the line.
Cheers for the Easus recommendation, when I'm ready, I'll give that a go.