Greetings! I'm sure this question has been previously posted and probably answered; however, I am preparing to install Mint 4.0 on a separate partion on my Vista machine. I have a Dell E1505, 1.73 ghz processor, 1 GB RAM, 120 GB harddrive with 21 GB freed up for the mint install. Currently the free space is "unallocated." Is there any formating that I need to do to the hard drive space before I attempt the install or will Mint 4.0 take care of the formating? I'm looking forward to getting some insight with this issue along with any tips or tricks that will make my install go smoothly. Also, I'm a newbie to Linux and this is my first disto. Thanks!