I am new to Virtual Technologies and want to install Linux Ubuntu distribution for myself for educational purposes. I have downloaded VMWare Workstation Player and Ubuntu .iso file from their website. My PC runs on Windows 10(this is the only OS of the PC). While installing Ubuntu it asks for the installation type, and I am a little bit confused.
If I choose 'Erase disk and install Ubuntu, will my PC's all my hard drive be formatted, including files stored in the Windows OS, which is not a VM, or VMs see only the storage allocated for themselves?
If I create new partitions via 'Something else' option, will it overwrite my C: and D: disks on Windows OS?
Thanks for your time!