First, thanks for the help getting me started. After searching in the help files for a while I couldn't find the answer.
I am trying to install Ubuntu in a dual boot environment along side win xp. I have two hds, one with xp on it and the second, a 120g, is mainly used as additional storage space. The second drive is where I would like to install Ubuntu. I would also like to be able to use that second drive for storage after the ubuntu install. Right now it has files on it but they can be moved/deleted. If my searching is correct, I need to create a / partition, a swap partition, a /home partition, and then a final partition for data for both xp and ubuntu to see.
Am I correct in the above reasoning and what sizes should I use? Its my understanding I should use FAT to format the data storage space that both OS will use, correct? Thanks again.