I am attempting to install Ubuntu 7.10 along side vista on my system although i seem to be having a couple of problems getting started. The online instructions i'm using suggest using Vistas 'Skrink' utility in order to prepare a section of disc which Ubuntu will identify during install and install to. This seems to not be working for me though, when i select my c: in the conputer managment application and right click --> shrink a box appeard by the last 3 values in the boxes are all '0' and the 'Shrink' button is faded out. Having ignored this problems i decided to attempt to install to my second hard drive. The shrink utility worked on this one and i rebooted into the ubuntu CD ready to install. When the CD boots i selected the first option to boot into/install Ubuntu and some loading happens... At this point (from what i had seen in tutorials) i was expecting to go through to a desktop and proceed with the installation. Instead i come to a login screen which requests a username and password. I haveb't installed a linux distro before so find this a little strange. Thanks in advance for any help i get, i know these a probably basic but u gotta start somewhere!