Using ATI Home 9. I know this has been discussed ad nauseum so my apologies in advance. I have recently installed Ubuntu Linux on a second internal drive (XP is on the other drive) with ext3 primary partitions for /boot; /root; and /swap. Having read posts by KOl0 and MudCrab, I decided to create the abovementioned boot partition (100MB). On booting I get to choose Ubuntu, Ubuntu Recovery, Memtest or Windows XP (very nice). Being new to dual-boot and Linux I am confused as to what would happen if say I would restore my XP (C:\) partition and include the MBR. Would I then have lost the choice to boot into Ubuntu ? Furthermore if I wiped Linux from the second drive (incl. the /boot part.) I would then still be able to boot into XP as before setting up dual-boot ? Thanks for any guidelines.