I want some info on Installing Ubuntu. I want it dual-boot with my Windows XP. I got a disc of Ubuntu 8.04 from friend and want to try it.

So.... After Searching on some web-pages, partition seems to be the greatest deal when installing ubuntu along with Windows.

1. If I choose automatic resize option, on which drive ubuntu will install? Will it create a new partition by itself or do i get to choose on which drive to install? and also how much space ubuntu is really needed?

2. Also there is read & write problem with both Windows and Ubuntu, as one can't access EXT3 while other cant access NTFS. How am I going to deal with these later on?

umm.... these are my questions right now... may write more if needed...!!

Also if there are stuffs I need to be warned, plz tell then....!!!