I installed a Linux OS on my non-boot drive, different from by windows boot drive. It is on a 200x2 SATA drive. The new OS is KUBUNTU v.7.04.4. A brand new way to install this without a disk, downloaded right from the internet is as an iso called "WUBI", then opening the iso and installing it from/with a self contained .exe file. It is supposed to be on a 15GB virtual drive which was created on The SATA. I also have Windows Virtual PC (.exe) on my PC in a folder, but not installed, however that is for another day. Anyway, Herein lies my question/problem.
When I boot up, I am now given the option of WinXP or Kubuntu. I am so far, afraid to click on the Ubuntu. Windows appears to be functioning well. I have done many tests and all seems good. What will happen after I boot into Ubuntu? Will my windows ever be available to me again? Will I still be given that choice at each boot? Will Ubuntu keep on being the default OS, if I use it once? I am afraid to proceed because I might not be able to ever boot back into windows. Will it be OK to fool around with the new OS until I am ready to go back to windows? WILL THERE BE ANY CONSEQUENCES if I do? I am afraid Widows will dissappear from the boot options during POST, once I use Kubuntu.
The bottom line is I want to have a little fun and learn about Linux/Ubuntu/Kubuntu, but am afraid of possible repercussions to my Windows installation on the other Hard drive. I have never done a dual-boot. I barely know the term. This is not for the faint of heart. Can anyone offer some advice on how to proceed?
Thank you so much , in advance.