Hi all, it's been a while since I posted, and even longer since I've asked for some assistance.
I'm installing 8.04 from USB drive (following this excellent how-to here). The partitioner is displaying my partitions like this:
Which is not correct.
As you can see in the above screenshot, the partitioner is showing my 120gb storage drive as sda1, when it should be reporting it as hda1 (since it's on an IDE channel). In fact, the above storage drive is not a boot device, according to my bios settings (as intended). Instead, the 80gb SATA drive (which should be reporting as sda1) is listed as sdb1 -- and mind you, in my bios settings it is the first boot device after my USB and DVD-ROM.
I have WindowsXP installed, and I want to dual-boot. Two attempts at installing Ubuntu using WUBI resulted in the now well-known 'device not found' error, and I was required to do the fixboot/fixmbr thing to get XP back.
As you can see, I've got free space set up for Ubuntu on "sdb1". I'd appreciate some manual partitioning instructions (since my own attempts in the past never worked) for ext3 and swap, along with instructions on installing GRUB. I don't want to hose XP or my storage drive, and I'm concerned about doing both if I go ahead and do what I think is the proper course of action.
Thanks for your attention. I'll remain on the LiveCD for a while until I get some input.