I have a T42 coming my way. For my plans with this system, I can eliminate needing a spare hdd if I can simply run the linux VMWare w/ a Windows XP or Server 2003 image. Right now, my plans were to be running XP Pro w/ VMWare XP/2003 image, and doing most of my work in the VMWare image(running FTP tasks, etc.) on the 40gb it comes with, and use a 20 for Ubuntu. But, if I can run Ubuntu on the 40, and re-use the images I already have set up, I can save myself a lot of time and effort. Does anyone know if a pre-existing image made on a Windows machine will transfer and operate properly if used in Linux's VMWare?