[ubuntu] New Installation / Partition Advice Dual Boot

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hello everyone I'm new here to the forum but not very new to Linux, but it has been some years since I used it. I'm looking to dual boot My Win XP sp2 with Ubuntu 12.04 and I have some questions if I may. System Info - Dell Inspirion e1405 2 gigs ram 1.60 ghz dual core processor 1 tb seagate momentous 5400 rpm hdd My machine currently has Winxp installed on a separate 120 gig hdd. And I have dual booted before. Main questions I have deal with partitions and do's and dont's My factory machine came with windows xp and a hidden dell resources partition. So what I would Like to do with the 1 (Hardware)