I need to install Ubuntu 12.04 as dual boot from a LiveCD, on a PC with Windows XP SP3 32 bit already installed.
I understand that during the install, I'll be asked to choose from:
1) Install Ubuntu alongside XP...
3) Something Else..
Not being very technical, I'd prefer to choose the easy, option 1.
But several web articles I read, suggest NOT doing that, (they don't give any reasons.), and instead choosing option 3, which seems to involve a lot of delicate, manual repartitioning.
This last manual Option seems to be WAAAY above my tech knowledge and confidence. I'd rather do option 1.
Are there any risks or caveats that something might go wrong if I choose Option 1, Install Ubuntu alongside XP?
I'm not very technical, so simple English is appreciated... :-)