jordanrw wrote:So just use gparted to format my drive to EXT-3? And once again, how can i make sure that sda is my vista drive. Will gparted show me how much space is taken up. Because then it would be easy to figure our since my second drive is literally empty.
gparted will do everything (it supports TONS of formats)
as for identifying the individual disks/partitions label them in windows (right click on drive in my computer then point to properties, set volume label)
those labels will be set and they will show up in Gparted.