Installing Ubuntu with Windows, which is left and right when allocating space?
I am installing 12.04 from a CD on a computer with an existing Windows XP installation, which I would like to keep in case my mom can't handle Ubuntu. The problem is this:
When selecting "Install Ubuntu alongside them", the next screen gives me a choice of selecting a drive (there is only one), and "Allocate drive space by dragging the divider below:", with two unlabeled partitions. Their sizes are shown, but their content is a mystery. Between the two sub-partitions (49.3 + 32.0 GB), it's just about the entire hard drive (82.3).
My question is this: is Ubuntu about to erase the Windows installation? Do I have to use the advanced partitioning tool? I would love to assume that one of these partitions will be given to Windows XP and the other to Ubuntu, but as they are not labeled, I am at a loss.