Heard about Bitcoin like a week ago, have been doing some reading since then. Still slightly skeptical, but I think I'll bite, I've been tempted and just plain like the ideas behind
So I thought I would do it the right way from the beginning and follow the advice of a thread here
and keep all my Bitcoin files on a separate Linux OS. I'm completely new to Linux, but I'm going with Ubuntu, how different could it be?
I think I know how to install it just fine on my external hard drive following these directions
, but I have a couple questions... I already use that external hard drive to hold backups of a bunch of files, music, movies, etc. If I want to put Linux on that hard drive, will doing so delete/overwrite all those files? If so, can I put Linux on that hard drive, and then move all those files back over to it? Its 500 gigs, so I want to keep my Linux OS on it and all my files so I can access them on other operating systems. Can I do that?