Partitioning/Formatting for First Install of Linux on empty NTFS partition

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – HDD 1 Partition 1 C:WinXP system (registry & installed programs) Partition 2 D:My Files (my documents, email store, etc.) HDD 2 Partition 1 E:Backups (a duplicate of partition D:) Also contains the pagefile Partition 2 F:This used to contain system image files of C: I moved those image files to a passport I now want to install Linux on this empty 171GB NTFS partition (HDD2 Partition 2, F:) I gather that in Linux, the hard drives are referred to as hda1, hda2, etc., is that right? To me, Partitions and Logical drives are the same thing, but I'm not sure that's true in Linux - I read s (HowTos)